Scholarly Communications Life Cycle


Develop a systematic program of services and tools that supports the full life cycle of scholarly communications.



  • Focus on introducing graduate students to concept and practice of OA; work with them to articulate their role in practicing OA in their discipline with their colleagues & publishers
  • SC basics for undergrads as part of their library orientation?

Training & outreach:

  • Host “SC communications training day” in Library to train faculty and staff
  • Update SC-related web sites, including IDEALS documentation

Copyright & IP:

  • Address needs for copyright consultations on complex authorship & re-use questions
  • Provide more robust & knowledgeable support for researchers who need to negotiate with publishers for access to text/data corporae for research


  • Address access/use barriers with physical objects in archives—need appropriate research space

Stakeholders (Groups):

  • Office of Research (SC&P, SC, RDS, Savvy Researcher); Office of User Services; Office of Collections & Tech. Services
  • Facilities, IT
  • Faculty senate & related committees
  • AC—division coordinators & subject liaisons

Hiring Plan Impact:

  • Copyright Librarian (in progress)
  • Repository Services Coordinator (in progress)
  • Add’l staff training programs (none to minimal)

Adjacencies with other Topical Areas:

  • Support Research Groups
  • Research Data Services
  • Experts
  • Outreach