Campus Encouraged to Share Research and Scholarship

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Campus buildings across the country may be closed, but the quest for knowledge continues. Now more than ever, researchers and scholars are relying on access to digital materials. The Office of Scholarly Communications invites everyone, on the University of Arkansas campus and beyond, to submit their research to an open access repository.  

The online tool How Can I Share It can help determine if a publishing agreement allows for an article to be posted, and will also suggest a few general repositories. However, publications may be found more readily by fellow researchers in a discipline-specific repository, such as the ones listed by The Open Access Directory.  

For those who don't already have a public profile, the Office of Scholarly Communications can help build a SelectedWorks webpage, which displays the author's photo and CV as well as publications and presentations. Scholarly Communications staff can also help with interpreting publishing agreements and posting.   

"If you'd like assistance with setting up a researcher profile or if you just have questions about sharing your publications in an open access repository, the Scholarly Communications team is here to help," said Melody Herr, head of the Office for Scholarly Communications. "We want to make sure that the fabulous research and scholarship of our faculty and graduate students is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to anyone, anywhere in the world." 

The Office of Scholarly Communications is jointly sponsored by the University Libraries and the Office for Research and Innovation. The U of A is committed to disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible, through the institutional repository ScholarWorks@UARK and other means.  


Melody Herr, head
Office of Scholarly Communications

Kelsey Lovewell Lippard, director of public relations
University Libraries


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