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Scholarly Communication

Information for the University at Albany community about scholarly communication issues, including open access, author rights, Scholars Archive, and more

Scholarly Communication Services at the University Libraries

What can we do for you?

The Scholarly Communication Librarian works to support and inform faculty, students, and staff about their scholarly publishing options and rights. Emily is part of a distributed team that helps promote what SPARC calls an "Open Agenda" on campus to increase the reach and impact of the University's scholarly output. 

The Libraries can assist you with

  • Understanding your author rights
  • Navigating publishing agreements
  • Copyright and fair use concerns
  • Meeting funder open access and open data requirements
  • Data management planning

Still have questions?

If you don't find the answers you're looking for here, then please don't hesitate to contact us at  

We will be delighted to meet at your convenience or arrange for a presentation for your class, department, or program on any scholarly communication issue of interest.


A very sincere thank you to April Hathcock, Scholarly Communications Librarian, NYU, and Krystie Wilfong, Associate College Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication, Bates, for their generosity in sharing the content and structure of their LibGuides, which provided some of the content herein. MIT's Scholarly Publishing website, University of California's Office for Scholarly Communication's website, and Simon Fraser University's Scholarly Publishing & Open Access website additionally provided inspiration and information for this guide.