What is "scholarly communication"? What role does it play at UMass?
"Scholarly Communication" is a term used to describe the ways that academics, researchers, scholars, and teachers share information, through publications and teaching.
At the University of Massachusetts, the W.E.B. Du Bois Library provides numerous services related to scholarly communication, including:
- providing access to your work through the institutional repository, ScholarWorks
- consultation on publication issues -- author's rights, fair use of included materials, licensing and assignment of your research and publication
- education about open access and scholarly communication
- development of open educational resources (OERs) and teaching materials
- development of conferences, journals, workshops, datasets, and other scholarly communication
- "About us" to learn more about the library departments and groups working on scholarly communication.
- "Scholarly Communication" (LibGuide) for more information about the concept of scholarly communication.
- Scholarly Communication at UMass to learn some of the ways that UMass engages in scholarly communication.
Contact us for more information:
News and Events:
- "Orphan Works" (Dec 2012). The US Copyright Office has posted a "notice of inquiry" on orphan works and mass digitization. The Scholarly Communication Office is drafting a comment explaining the interests and projects of the Five Colleges in using orphan works. Please contact Laura Quilter if you work, or would like to work, with orphan works, and would like to be represented in or informed about the Comment. Comments are due Feb. 6, 2012.
- Copyright News from 2012 (Dec 2012) - 2012 brought great news from the copyright front in several significant copyright cases. In November, the court finally issued its order dismissing the case in the AIME v. UCLA case. (The second amended complaint, in case you're counting.) In short, it was another big victory for libraries. The court affirmed all its earlier reasoning, and deepened its reasoning in a few key areas. Read more ....
- Kirtsaeng v. Wiley Update: Oral Arguments at the Supreme Court (Oct. 29, 2012).
- Open Access Week (Oct. 2012).
Last Edited: 10 March 2013