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Scholarly Communication is the system of creating, sharing, and using the results of research and scholarship, as well as the economic and legal processes that make up a part of this system. K-State Libraries can help you navigate your way through this complex system and accompanying issues.
What K-State Libraries are doing
The Berlin Declaration was signed on behalf of Kansas State University by Provost April Mason in October 2011. As a cosignatory, the university encourages and advocates the following:
- Publication of scholarly work by K-State authors/researchers according to the principles of the open access paradigm; making information widely and readily available to society.
- Recognition of open access publications in promotion and tenure evaluation.
- Deposit of the work and all supplemental materials in at least one online repository
K-State Open Access Publishing Fund - The K-State Open Access Publishing Fund (KOAPF) supports the goal of making K-State research and scholarship immediately, freely and globally available. When support is not available from other sources, the KOAPF will assist K-State authors by paying reasonable article processing fees for publishing in open access journals and for a portion of paid access fees charged by other publishers.
K-REx is a digital archive of over 13,000 scholarly works produced by K-State faculty, staff, and students. Contents of K-REx include peer-reviewed journal articles, conference presentations, book chapters, theses, dissertations, data files and more. In support of Open Access and the Berlin Declaration, materials in K-REx are freely available to all and comply with publisher agreements and copyright law.
New Prairie Press offers the opportunity for the creation and hosting of open access journals by editors at K-State. While NPP currently focuses on journals in the humanities and social sciences, it welcomes open access journals in all disciplines. NPP currently hosts 8 journals, with several in development.
Open Access Week is a global event held in the final full week of October. K-State Libraries has participated in observing Open Access Week since 2009, through blog posts in Talking in the Library, articles in K-State Today, open forums, and invited speakers.
This consultation service is available for anyone on campus who has copyright questions or concerns about maintaining their copyrights or using copyrighted materials. The site include guides on how to use works copyrighted by others and how to manage your copyrights, as well as a fill-able web form for asking questions.