Scholarly Communication can be defined 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. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic listservs.” (Association of College & Research Libraries, Principles and Strategies for the Reform of Scholarly Communication, 2003)
Subject Librarians work to:
Datasets databases are available to current faculty, staff, students:
Data Planet: Left column, Browse by Subject > Education
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR): Top column, Find Data > Browse by Subject Term. @ICPSR
NCES IPEDS is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. @IPEDS
Sage Data: US Statistics (1990s to present. Some series date back to 1977) on healthcare, crime, education, employment, religion, and government finances that can be browsed by location or by topic, and compared across locations or time. Mapping and graphing tools enhance exploration and comparison and data is exportable.
Have your own data you're working with? See these related Alkek Library guides:
Data Management and Planning: Use this guide to learn the basics of Data Management and Data Management Planning, to prepare to write a Data Management Plan (DMP), or use it as a reference tool for various aspects of the same. Learn how to use DMPTool.org to write your data management plan: [TUTORIAL]
Dataverse: A Research Data Repository at Texas State University: Dataverse is an open access data repository for researchers affiliated with Texas State University. The repository consists of datasets produced by the University community, available for public access and re-use. Each dataset includes citation information and a Digital Object Identifier (DOI), facilitating attribution, usage tracking and linking of data to research publications. The Repository can play an important role in fulfilling Data Management Plan requirements by funding agencies, such as NSF and NIH, and provide for data re-use and archiving. @Dataverse
Our Copyright Officer, Stephanie Towery, has drafted a Copyright guide that presents the basics on copyright and fair use. The guide provides an easy checklist that can help you assess "fair use". Complete and retain a copy of this checklist for copyrighted work used. This worksheet serves as a “reasonable and good faith” effort to document fair use.
Your published work can be added to our Digital Collections for open access. Generally, publishers allow the Post-Print or Author's Accepted Manuscript to be added toa repository.
Once you have found journals you'd like to consider for your manuscript, it's important to understand your publishing rights as an author. Consult the Author's Rights & Publishing Agreements guide to gain information about rights to your works and what to look for in publishing agreements. Also, review Trends in Scholarship and Research.
Claim your ORCiD (Open Researcher and Contributor ID): In order to import publications, Faculty can log into Faculty Qualifications; graduate students can set up their ORCiD by choosing Register Now. An ORCiD is a unique identifier for researchers. It allows research activities to be accurately attached to individuals over time, between institutions, and across multiple information systems. For more details visit: What is ORCID?
Why Publish Your Work in Digital Collections (DC)?
ARL Focus Areas: Scholarly Communication • ARL Spec Kits: Scholarly Communication Education Initiatives • Duke Subject Library Report • Dartmouth Liaison Responsibilities • Evaluating Your Scholarly Communications Programs and Services • ALA/ACRL Scholarly Communication • ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit • ACRL White Paper: Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment • Alkek Library Scholarly Communication Tutorials