Scholarly Communication may be considered as the ecosystem in which academic information propagates. Kara Malenfant defines it as follows:
"[S]cholarly communication – understood as the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use – promotes a shared system of research and scholarship"*
Scholarly Communication issues touch on some of the most important and emergent trends and crises in scholarship today, and offers tools that will make your life easier as an author, inventor, or citizen. A few relevant examples would be issues of maintaining your intellectual property rights, self-archiving your research, or staying compliant with national, state, or institutional mandates for data management and/or open access. Librarians are here to help make your work as accessible as you want it to be, and make your management of that work easier.
*Malenfant, K. "Integrating Scholarly Communication into Your Library" College & Research Libraries, vol. 71: no,. 1 (2010:Jan.)
The library hosts respository.iit, a site where faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to deposit their work such as articles, and conference proceedings. The platform makes research more discoverable and accessible to the Illinois Tech community as well as the general public.
Galvin Library provides online publishing services for faculty members and graduate students, including peer-reviewed online journals, newsletters, and technical reports. We currently host the Journal of Algebraic Statistics.
Copyright plays an important role in universities as they are both consumers and creators of content that is governed by copyright. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions such as:
OER refers to educational materials that are in the public domain or are licensed for open use. These materials are free to use, adapt, and redistribute. If you are interested in learning more, or finding OER materials for your classes, please contact your subject librarian.