This web site is intended to help keep the Duke community informed about developments in scholarly communications, including the application of copyright law and its exceptions to teaching and research. The Association of College and Research Libraries has a useful definition of scholarly communications and a summary of the important issues.
The heart of the web site is a blog which will be regularly updated with information about developing issues, policy debates and proposed solutions. There are also some more stable web pages linked along the top of the site and at scholarworks.duke.edu to help members of the Duke community learn about the issues and get help with services from library and other university staff.
Duke’s Office of Copyright & Scholarly Communications supports Duke’s research, teaching, and service mission by providing guidance for faculty, students, and staff in matters relating to the dissemination and use of knowledge. Staff are available for individual consultations and to offer workshops and presentations; they also serve as a resource on local and national policy in order to help the Duke community stay informed and involved with the changing landscape for scholarly work and publication.