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Scholarly Communication Services

Library support for the research and publication process

What is Scholarly Communication?

Scholarly Communication refers to the cycle in which authors create, evaluate, disseminate, and preserve new knowledge. This cycle includes a variety of activities such as using existing literature, conducting research, peer reviewing manuscripts and publishing new literature, as well as the collecting, archiving, and making available that new literature. For more information about scholarly communication, contact

Scholarly Communication Life Cycle

To reduce barriers to open access publishing and to support campus authors who choose open access publishing as the best venue for their work, the Academic Council and the University Libraries established the Open Access Publishing Support Fund (OAPSF).

Knowledge Unlatched
Open Education Network
Joyner Library Contacts

Wm. Joseph Thomas 252-737-2728
Assistant Director for Research and Scholarly Communication

Jeanne Hoover 252-328-2261
Head of Research and Scholarly Communications

Jamie Brinkley 252-328-0412
Scholarly Communication Technician

Cindy Shirkey 252-737-2724
Liaison Coordinator and Collection Strategist

David Durant 252-328-2258
Collection Development Librarian for Federal Documents and Social Sciences

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For copyright & fair use questions, contact us at

Laupus Library Contacts

Kerry Sewell 252-744-0477
Research Librarian, Laupus Library

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