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Author's Rights | Data Curation | Metrics and Researcher Profiles | Open Access | Peer Review and Annotation | Publishing | Repositories

Authors' Rights

Explore resources related to author's rights issues in scholarly publishing. For other copyright issues such as fair use and length of copyright, see the Copyright section under Issues in Librarianship.

Data Curation

The active management of data throughout its lifecycle, including issues of collection, access, preservation, organization, and education for re-use.

Metrics and Researcher Profiles

Resources on traditional and innovative metrics for assessing impact of researchers, and tools for researchers to control their professional identity by tying their publications and presentations to identifiers and profiles.

Open Access

Sources related to open access, including open educational resources.

Peer Review and Annotation

Sources related to peer review processes, especially evolving approaches, and related developments regarding scholarly online annotation which may facilitate new peer review processes or other evolving modes of engaging published scholarship.


Sources for learning about publishing as an information profession and the involvement of academic libraries in scholarly publishing.


Resources on institutional, disciplinary, and other scholarly repositories in the digital world. However, for data repositories see the heading for Data Curation.