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Scholarly Communications Services

Anne Gilliland, Scholary Communication OfficerMy role as Scholarly Communications Officer is to design and implement a program that will position the UNC Library to take full advantage of and contribute to the evolution of scholarly publishing practices within the academy.  I provide guidance, policy development, and advocacy to faculty, students, and staff on  the following issues:

  • Copyright and fair use
  • Authors' rights
  • Privacy rights
  • Open access
  • Other information policy issues important to the creation and use of scholarly material

Learn more about Scholarly Communications Services at UNC.

Digital Respository Services


The Carolina Digital Repository (CDR) is the institutional repository for material in electronic formats produced by members of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community. Its chief purpose is to provide for the long-term preservation of such materials. By preservation we mean the ability to ingest the material, index and search it, replicate it, and keep it safe from alteration.

Content that will be deposited into the CDR is organized into three collecting areas:

  • born-digital special collections acquisitions,
  • faculty research/scholarship/creative work, and
  • digitized UNC at Chapel Hill library collections.


  • Work with UNC faculty, students and staff regarding the deposit of material into the CDR
  • Consultation regarding metadata creation with depositors and the generation of collection-level metadata for deposited collections
  • Guided and managed referrals to other UNC library services, UNC campus services and discipline-specific repositories

Track Your Citations

Use the Library citation databases to track how your publications (Books & Articles) got cited.

Please see our African Studies Faculty Guide for more details.

Course Reserves

Instructors reserve physical/print and electronic materials from the libraries for students in their classes. To access your course reserves, visit our online system.

Check the availability of Physical/Print Reserves

More information about Course Reserves

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