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Scholarly Communication Services: Home

About FAU Libraries Scholarly Communication Services

FAU Libraries Scholarly Communication Services (SCS) provides support to all FAU campuses by addressing the wide range of issues related to creating, evaluating, disseminating, and preserving the outputs of research and scholarship. 

Services:  We provide online consultations, presentations, and events for staff, students, faculty, and campus groups; **Please note that due to the pandemic, all requests will be delivered online via Zoom, WebEx, or Microsoft Teams.** Make your request.

Topics:  Our services focus on the following areas of scholarly communication.  See each link to view LibGuides with additional information; use these for your professional development or in your course as an assignment or supplemental reading*.

Copyrigt   Copyright

   Open Access

   Journal / Research Impact

In coordination with library liaisons, SCS also promotes the use of Open Education Resources (OER):

   Open Education Resources

SCS provides information on the following topics, with the goal of gradually doing more in these areas:

Scholarly Publishing   Scholarly Publishing

  Researcher Profile Management

*Like these LibGuides, or would you like something tailored for your course or assignment?  If so, get in touch or make a request for scholarly communication services!

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Open Access Week is an annual event advocating for free and immediate online access to research articles worldwide.  The FAU Libraries will host two webinars to promote the benefits of Open Access and how to get started.  Everyone on campus is invited to attend. Please register for each event separately.  Both presentations will occur on Zoom.  

Making Scholarly & Creative Work More Available:  Introduction to Open Access
Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Imagine a world where anyone can read scholarly or creative works without a subscription or paywall!  This actually happens thanks to Open Access (OA) publishing!  This presentation introduces OA, how to find OA publications to publish your work, and ways you can support and promote OA.

Open Access Funding:  How to Pay (or Not) to Publish
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Open Access (OA) funding shifts the costs of publishing, but it doesn’t mean authors always have to pay!  This presentation introduces Open Access funding models and ways authors can bypass the cost of publishing in OA.

For more information about Open Access please visit our library guide or contact Kristy Padron, Scholarly Communication Services Librarian, at  

Recent FAU Faculty Publications

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Scholarly Communication Workshops and Presentations: Recordings and Handouts

Kenneth D. Crews Copyright Presentations

Special Topics in Copyright: Course Reserves, Images, Etc.

Padron, K. (2020). Making scholarly and creative work more available: Introduction to Open Access. [Video].

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Scholarly Communication Services Coordinator

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Kristy Padron
LY3, Room 154
Boca Raton Campus
(561) 297-4318

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