Scholarly Communication

The Scholarly Communication Program at Indiana University South Bend, begun in August 2013, works to facilitate scholarly production by faculty and students at IUSB and raise awareness of scholarly communication issues including copyright and intellectual property, open access and alternative publishing models, scholarly publishing economics and alternative metrics.  We believe that the ideals codified by the Budapest Open Access Initiative are the same that have been espoused by libraries for generations.  Thus, as scholars move to embrace OA, we believe it is natural that libraries will take a greater role shaping and guiding the evolution of Scholarly Communication. 

The Scholarly Communications Program at IUSB takes three main forms: education, copyright consulation the IUScholwarks suite of services. 


We plan to develop a number of informationa presentations and websites to educate on a variety of issues relating to scholarly communication.  To schedule a presentation for your department or organization, please email scfinlay AT Possible topics include open access, copyright, altmetrics, the IUSB institutional repository.  


Copyright is essentially important to all stakeholders in scholarly communication.  For educators, questions regularly arise as to what is fair use and what is infingement.  For authors, understanding authors' rights is essential to maintaining control over your work.  For libraries and universities as a whole, missteps can result in legal action. We are positioning ourselves as a copyright resource to answer any questions faculty or students might have about these issues. Please visit the IUSB copyright website for more information.


IUScholarWorks is a suite of services centered on open access publishing models. They include a research repository of IU scholars’ works such as peer-reviewed articles, data, grey literature, and theses and dissertations, an e-journal publishing program, and data management services. For more information about IUScholarWorks and to explore our hosted content, visit the IUScholarWorks website.

Last Reviewed: 09/2014