The Library’s Scholarly Communications Program leads initiatives to improve the sustainability, accessibility, and reach of scholarship at UC Davis and beyond.¬†We offer consultations, workshops, and support¬†on a variety of common scholarly communications and publishing matters, including those outlined below.

Copyright and Licensing. We provide support for the everyday work community members do as creators, owners, and users of copyrighted works.

Open Access. “Open Access” scholarship is made freely available to readers, often with few or no restrictions on re-use. We help UC Davis authors understand the mechanics of open access publishing and comply with open access policies and mandates.

Visibility and Credit. We advise on making scholarship visible and on the mechanics of credit and evaluation.

Best Practices in Scholarly Publishing. We can provide support with the tradeoffs and pitfalls involved in scholarly publishing.

“An Open Digital Global South,” a library-sponsored conference on May 25-26

An Open Digital Global South: Risks and Rewards UC Davis Law School May 25-26, 2017 The event is open to the public and will be both livestreamed and recorded. Please…

May 04, 2017

CC0 and Data Citation

I always recommend CC0 public domain waivers as the best practice for public data sharing. There are all sorts of good reasons why public domain waivers work better and more…

August 09, 2017

For general inquiries or to schedule a consultation:

For support with UC open access policies:

You can also connect directly with Michael Wolfe, the Scholarly Communications Officer.

Michael Wolfe
Scholarly Communications Officer