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Scholarly Communication

This guide describes services of Milner Library's scholarly communication program, and provides links to resources related to academic publishing, copyright, and open educational content.

What Is Scholarly Communication?

Scholarly communication is the process through which research is created, vetted, published, shared, and preserved. 

Milner Library's scholarly communication program supports and promotes research produced at Illinois State University. The program seeks to collaborate with library personnel and other campus units to provide services that support research and scholarly publishing at the University; educate faculty, students, and staff about their rights as authors, open access, and emerging publishing models; advance open access to information; extend the reach of scholarship produced at Illinois State University; and engage in wider conversations about scholarly communication to stay current in a changing landscape.

Milner Library provides assistance with traditional and open-access publishing, negotiating your rights as an author, Creative Commons licensing, and open educational resources (OERs). The scholarly communication librarian provides workshops, presentations, and consultations with faculty and students on these issues.

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Scholarly Communication Librarian

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Lindsey Skaggs
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Milner Library 530
(309) 438-3355