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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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Author's Rights, Copyright & Fair Use

Authors have rights over their intellectual property. They can transfer or retain full (or partial) rights that influence the dissemination and utilization of their publications in teaching and research. The UCI Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services will work with faculty to develop copyright workshops and consultations, educational materials on copyright, standard language for use in publisher’s contracts, copyright management programs, and other support services to facilitate the broadest dissemination and use of scholarly materials.

The University of California, Irvine, Senate Assembly has passed a Joint Resolution on Scholarly Communication and Faculty Copyrights encouraging faculty members to retain copyright in original scholarship to ensure the widest dissemination possible of materials used to further education and research.

There are some simple steps that faculty may take to retain their intellectual property rights.

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University of California Supported Options

These are services we currently support.  Please contact Mitchell Brown, Scholarly Communications Coordinator, to discuss the services that may be available to support publishing Open Access monographs.

DOAB: Directory of Open Access Books

Open Access Publishers for Monographs

OA Books Toolkit