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Scholarly Communications and Publishing Services

Supporting the creation, evaluation, dissemination, and preservation of the University's scholarly output

Scholarly Communications Contacts


Scholarly Communication Services and Guidelines

According to the Association of Research Libraries, scholarly communication is 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." Scholarly communication raises awareness and new thoughts in the areas of authors' rights, open access, institutional repositories, new models of publishing, copyright, the economics of scholarly resources, data management and accessibility, and preservation of intellectual assets. 

 F.D. Bluford Library provides the following services to support scholarly communication at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University: institutional repository services, data management planning and curation, electronic publishing, copyright and licensing consultation, assistance with measuring research impact, and the support of open educational resources. The Library’s Scholarly Communication Committee, appointed by the Dean of Library Services, provides leadership and oversight over these services. This document details the level of support for the aforementioned services.

Additional Scholarly Communications Resources

Scholarly Collaboration Networks (SCN's)- creating a profile with an online community of researchers is a good way to start networking, sharing your research with others, and staying abreast of the latest developments in your field. 

Unique Digital Identifier  -registering for a digital unique identifier distinguishes you from other researchers and allows for correct attribution of works.

Online Blogs/News/Reports- following online blogs and published news cycles is a great to stay connected to topics and issues related to scholarly communications.

  • The Scholarly Kitchen (Blog hosted by the Society for Scholarly Publishing)
  • SPARC ( News blog hosted by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
  • Research4Life (News blog hosted by Research4Life, an advocacy group for researchers in developing countries.)