Open Access and Scholarly Communications: Author Support
The University Libraries support barrier-free access to the scholarly output of its students, faculty, and staff through a wide range of resources and services including:
- Membership in Biomed Central that provides a 15% discount on UNC author fees
- Deposits of scholarly materials into the Carolina Digital Repository and Electronic Theses and Dissertations databases
- Education and consultation services for individuals and groups wanting to know more about open access publishing
- Support for public access to federally funded research
Anne Gilliland, MSLS, JD, as UNC Scholarly Communications Officer, is available to advise on copyright and fair use, authors' rights, privacy rights, open access, and other information policy issues important to the creation and use of scholarly material.
Staff from the University Libraries are also members of the campus-wide Open Access Task Force created in early 2014.
(Note: From March 2005 through June 2013, the University Libraries also managed and contributed to a fund that helped pay authors fees for open access publishing. This fund was discontinued as of July 2013.)