The University Libraries provide numerous services related to scholarly communication, including:
- Institutional Repository - The Scholarly Communication Department maintains ScholarWorks. a BePress institutional repository, to provide access to your campus-generated scholarship.
- The Libraries are embarking on an ambitious, multi-year project to digitize all of the University of Massachusetts Amherst's dissertations and theses. Visit ScholarWorks/ETDs to see current and past dissertations and theses, or visit the Digitization Notice Board to see lists of works as they are being digitized.
- Current theses and dissertations are all deposited through ScholarWorks.
- Faculty and campus researchers and authors are invited to create individual ScholarWorks pages, to highlight their own work. Campus departments and units can also create their own pages, to highlight work of their unit or affiliates.
- copyright and publication issues -- author's rights, fair use of included materials, licensing and assignment of your research and publication
- open access. We offer numerous services relating to open access, including informational programming and consultations. See Workshops and Instructional Sessions.
- open educational resources (OERs) and teaching materials - We support development of OERs, by providing grants for development of OERs, as well as coordinating development of resources with subject / liaison librarians.
- publishing and editorial services - We publish a variety of conferences, journals, workshops, datasets, or even monographs; also offer support for campus editors and journals, including a campus editor support group.
What is "scholarly communication"? What role does it play at UMass?
"Scholarly Communication" is a term used to describe the ways that academics, researchers, scholars, and teachers share information, through publications and teaching.
- "Scholarly Communication" (LibGuide) for more information about the concept of scholarly communication.
- Scholarly Communication at UMass to learn some of the ways that UMass engages in scholarly communication.
- Open Educational Resources at UMass -- materials already available, and UMass' innovative program to provide grants to develop new materials
- Open Access Initiatives at UMass -- Library-supported initiatives to promote Open Access
- "About us" to learn more about the library departments and groups working on scholarly communication.
Contact us for more information:
News and Events:
- Campus Editors Group, April 14, 11:30-12:15pm, 19th floor, Du Bois Library.
- Copyright Reading Group, May 5, 12-1pm, Room 1949, Du Bois Library.
- Copyright Reading Group, April 7, 12-1pm, Room 1949, Du Bois Library.
- Copyright Reading Group, March 3, 12-1pm, Room 1949, Du Bois Library.
- Copyright Reading Group, Feb. 14, 12-1pm, Room 1949, Du Bois Library.
Last Edited: 14 April 2014