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Scholarly communication is the system scholars and researchers employ to create, distribute, use, and preserve their work. Traditionally, this communication has been in the form of monographs and treatises, journal articles, conference presentations and published proceedings, and other formal channels, but new ways of doing scholarship and new technologies for its dissemination have resulted in challenges and opportunities for furthering our collective scholarly endeavor. The Digital Scholarship and Initiatives team and Appalachian State University Libraries seek to facilitate scholarly communication in all its forms.
Intellectual Property, Copyright and Fair Use
Copyright effects faculty and students in their generation and use of scholarly and creative works. The Digital Scholarship and Initiatives team can help you understand pertinent areas of the law and your rights and responsibilities in the ethical use of intellectual property. For information and help, please contact Paul Orkiszewski, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-262-6588
NC DOCKS (ASU's Institutional Repository)
NC DOCKS is a cooperative effort to make the scholarly output of the University of North Carolina System more available to the world. Current institutional participants include Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, and Western Carolina University. NC DOCKS includes many full text articles, audio recordings, dissertations, and other formats. All materials are indexed by Google and are freely available to scholars and researchers world-wide.
Any ASU faculty member interested in contributing works or helping their students archive their scholarship is invited to contact Paul Orkiszewski, email@example.com, 828-262-6588.
Repository Options: The repositories listed here are only a few examples popular with ASU faculty; please contact a librarian at Belk Library & Information Commons if you would like help locating an appropriate repository for your data.
Choosing a Data Repository: As part of your plan for preserving and disseminating data, you may choose to deposit some or all of it in a digital repository or archive. Depositing your data in a repository makes it more accessible to other scholars and allows your rely on the data management expertise of those who maintain the repository.
If you decide to use a data repository as part of your data management, consider:
Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment. Open Access ensures that anyone can access and use these results — to turn ideas into industries and breakthroughs into better lives. — Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC)
ASU Libraries supports open access scholarship, and we welcome your interest and questions.
Scholarly Publishing Services
The Digital Scholarship and Initiatives team is open to collaborating with ASU faculty interested in scholarly publishing. Possible resources include locally served e-book and e-journal publishing platforms, helping you publishing on existing platforms, and leveraging some of the printing and administrative services of the UNC Press. Academic libraries as publishers is a new and growing development, and we welcome your interest and ideas. We can help you:
Please contact Joyce Ogburn, firstname.lastname@example.org, 828-262-6735, for more information.