Scholarly Communication Services

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

Please see our 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. The Iowa State University Digital Repository provides free, public access to the research and scholarship of Iowa State’s faculty, students and staff and is managed by the University Library.

Open Educational Resources

Librarians can help you: find OER to use in your courses, assess the applicability of an open textbook for your course, and understand the Creative Commons Licenses applied to any OER you are interested in. 

Please see our page on Open Educational Resources for more information. 

Research Impact

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


Office of Scholarly Communication