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: 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…

When: February 22, 2017 Campus Location: Peter J. Shields Library Room: 205 (Library Instruction Room) Cost: Free Contact Email: mrwolfe@ucdavis.edu Event Type: Free Events, Workshops and Training Presented by: Shields…

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…

Aside from being genuinely pernicious and problematic on its own terms, the predatory publishing problem creates extra frustrations to open access advocates by providing an easy mechanism for directing suspicion and…

UC Davis is one of twelve universities initially participating in a joint initiative of the Association of American Universities (AAU), Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and Association of American University Presses…

For general inquiries or to schedule a consultation: scholcomm@ucdavis.edu

For support with UC open access policies: oapolicy@ucdavis.edu

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

Michael Wolfe
Scholarly Communications Officer

530-752-6385