The Scholarly Communication Department recently launched a new Open Scholarship website. The site serves as a central hub for researchers interested in open access, open data, and/or open publishing. The site is particularly useful for finding information about how faculty can comply with the recently-approved IUB Open Access Policy. The Open Access Policy will provide a mechanism for faculty to assert their rights as authors, enabling them to share their scholarship more widely and increasing readership and engagement of IU-faculty work.
The new website showcases the many services and resources the Scholarly Communication Department offers to facilitate open scholarship. In addition to managing IUScholarWorks and providing faculty a space to make their work open, the department provides one-on-one consultations to researchers interested in a variety of topics including advocating for their author rights, evaluating their impact, crafting a data management plan, or starting or making open a journal. The Scholarly Communication Department works collaboratively with other library and campus units, including the Indiana University Press, Digital Collections Services, and UITS, to assist researchers with digital scholarship, publishing ventures, and data storage.
We look forward to enhancing and developing our suite of services to better support the IU research community. For more information about the site and open scholarship generally, visit our blog post. Please also send any questions, comments, or feedback about the new Open Scholarship site to firstname.lastname@example.org.