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.
Event: making fair use of copyrighted work with the Authors Alliance
Join experts from the Authors Alliance to learn about relying on "fair use" when using copyrighted material ! ...
“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 ...
Pathways to Open Access: new UC Libraries report charts the way forward
Today, UC Libraries released Pathways to Open Access, a report reviewing and summarizing our available options for making good on our collective commitment to the open access publication of ...