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Scholarly Communication & Related Issues

Scholarly communication is the life-blood of the university’s teaching and research mission. Issues of copyright, intellectual property rights, and the long-term preservation of digital assets are posing new challenges to faculty, schools, & librarians.

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Scholarly Communications Talking Points for Faculty

Scholarly Communications Questions for Faculty Interviews

Scholarly Communications issues touch on topics of Open Access publishing of research material, Author's Rights and Copyright, Data Management,  New Business Models for Publishing, and Institutional Repositories- such eScholarship. 

The UCI Libraries are here to support faculty publishing activites and offer support for traditional and Open Access publishing options.


1.  What is the challenge to getting your research published?  Have you considered Open Access sources or submitted to any OA initiatives?

THEME: The library supports Open Access initiatives publishing and funding support for faculty.  The UCI Libraries can help faculty with their questions about alternative publishing options for their articles, videos, spreadsheets, and datasets.


  2.  Do you know how the library can help you increase pour publishing visibility and drive the impact measures of your work?  Are you interested in having someone from the library show you how you can compute the impact of your scholarship?

THEME: The Library has programs throughout the year on Open Access and Fair Use/Copyright that might interest you.


 3.  Do you have research material you would like to share, such as video, data, spreadsheets that journal publishers may be reluctant to include in your submission?  How do you plan to share or make such information available in journal articles?

THEME: The Library has programs throughout the year on Open Access and Fair Use/Copyright that might interest you. 


4.   In your research publications, do you use portions of your books/articles in lectures?  Would you like to be able to locate and reuse other publications supporting material for those lectures? 

THEME: The library can help faculty retain their rights as authors to their publications for teaching and scholarship that will not interfere with getting their work published.


5.  What other issues are you experiencing in trying to publish and protect your scholarship?


Additional information on the Scholarly Communications LibGuide


California Digital Library   (
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"Ten things you should know about scholarly communication”

Librarian Competencies in Support of Research Data Management, Scholarly Communication, Open Access

The profiles will help library managers identify skills gaps in their institutions, form the basis of job descriptions, enable professionals to carry out self-assessments, and act as a foundation for the development of training programs.