Scholarly Communication refers to the complex system of creation, dissemination and use of the
products of scholarship, both formal and informal, and the social, legal
and economic issues and pressures at play on the system. The Program assists faculty and students to share their scholarly work using complementary online tools like KU ScholarWorks, to manage the complex copyrights associated with those works and the works of other scholars and to learn more about the shifting system of scholarly communication in which they are major stakeholders.
We would be happy to assist you with these issues.
How and when it is possible to share copyrighted works with your students in the classroom or use copyrighted materials in your teaching materials is a common question and source of confusion. Students need also to learn how and when they may use copyrighted materials in their papers and projects for classes and certainly for theses and dissertations. We provide some helpful links and information below. More...
CDS staff can help faculty participate in the KU Open Access Policy passed by the Faculty Senate. We offer "full-service" and "self-service" options to make your work available in KU ScholarWorks (KU's open archive of scholarly work created by its faculty) and thereby participate in the policy.
Open Access: Set the Default to Openness
Every year in October, KU Libraries hosts a week of events for KU faculty, graduate students, and others who want to learn how open access affects them as authors and scholars. See the 2012 KU Open Access Week site for this year's activities: http://www.lib.ku.edu/openaccess/OAweek2012.shtml.More...