Our faculty here at ECU work hard to discover new information in their research. They peer through microscopes to understand infectious disease, dig though layers of dirt on archaeological sites in remote areas of the world, pour over archival letters of long-dead politicians. The resulting conclusions they draw from these endeavors get written up in papers, delivered at conferences, blogged about, even Twittered. Publishing this data and disseminating it to the world is collectively known as scholarly communication.
Joyner and Laupus Libraries are both committed to facilitating the scholarly communications process. We’ve sponsored campus-wide lectures to publicize the open access movement in publishing. We subscribe to, organize, and deliver information for our campus community on the web and in print. We have created and maintain an Institutional Repository, known as the ScholarShip. And, of course, each day we help our faculty run literature searches and otherwise assist ECU researchers in their information-seeking.
We feel proud to be a part of this scholarly communications process and have put together a guide for those seeking more information about it. The ECU Libraries’ Scholarly Communications libguide collects information on author’s rights, peer review, open access and the ScholarShip all in one place.