Scholarly Communications @ The Franklin D. Schurz Library
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 consultation, and the IUScholarWorks suite of services.