Scholarly Communication Services

The Library offers a variety of services and expertise on scholarly communication topics such as publishing, copyright, information sharing, and research data management.


Author Rights and Copyright

Librarians can help you: navigate copyright transfer agreements, understand the doctrine of Fair Use, and apply Creative Commons Licenses to your work.

Data Management

The University Library provides a variety of services for data management. Vist the page on Data Management for more information.

Open Access

Librarians can answer your questions about open access, including questions on publishing in open access journals and self-archiving. Digital Repository @ Iowa State University provides free, public access to the research and scholarship of Iowa State’s faculty, students and staff and is managed by the University Library.

Research Impact

The University Library offers workshops, consultations, and tools to evaluate and track your research.


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