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VIVA: Scholarly Communication Resources

Virginia's Academic Library Consortium

This guide has variable layouts and houses the majority of the "sub" pages for VIVA's website.


Piedmont Virginia Community College

Getting Started: Scholarly Communication Resources


In 2016/2017 a joint working group, including members of the Virginia Scholarly Communications Interest Group (VASCIG) and VIVA central staff, compiled a number of resources in response to member requests for more training in current scholarly communication issues facing Virginia librarians.

Since the landscape of scholarly communication is such a broad one, the working group surveyed VIVA members to better understand particular categories of interest. Below is a list of vetted, but by no means comprehensive, recommended resources for professional development grouped by topical area of interest.

If you are looking for further resources in a given area, please feel free to contact the members of the working group directly, listed below. To join the VASCIG listserv, please fill out this form.


Copyright and Licensing Options


Copyright Alliance:
University of Minnesota Copyright Overview:


Fair Use

Code of Best Practices in Fair use for Academic Libraries:
Know Your Rights (Fair Use for Faculty):


Authors' Rights

University of Richmond, Author Rights Video:
Sparc Authors Addendum:
ARL model language:


Creative Commons

University of Minnesota's Guidance on Creative Commons:
Creative Commons Video/Kiwi:


Digital Humanities

Professional Development

Digital Humanities Summer Institute:
CLIR Post-Doc program:


Tutorials on Digital Tools, Techniques, and Workflows

Programming Historian:
ACRL dh + lib Tutorials and Best Practices:


Readings & Resources from the Field

DH Blog:
DH101: A Highly Opinionated Resource Guide:


Open Initiatives and Open Access


OER Commons:
Open Textbook Network:
ARL SPEC Kit  351: Affordable Course Content and Open Educational Resources:


OA Publishing Funds

ARL SPEC KIT 353: Article Processing Charges:


OA Publishing

Who Pays For Open Access?:
The Academic Library's Role in Promoting Open Access Monographs:
 Open Access Journal Quality Indicators:


Reference Resources

Registry of Open Access Repository Mandates and Policies:
Article Sharing Requirements by Federal Agency:
Data Sharing Requirements by Federal Agency:



VIVA's Current Open Initiatives:


Scholarly Impact Metrics

Traditional Metrics

Measuring Impact: Impact Factor, H-Index, and Altmetrics:



What are Altmetrics?:


Scholarly Impact

Beyond Bibliometrics: Libraries, Academia and the Future of Scholarly Impact:
Impact Factors and Citation Analysis:
Virginia Tech Metrics - Research Support:


Task Force Members

‚ÄčErin Crane
Germanna Community College

Kathleen Delaurenti
College of William & Mary

Claudia Holland
George Mason University

Lucretia McCulley
University of Richmond

Yasmeen Shorish
James Madison University

Genya O'Gara
Virtual LIbrary of Virginia

Anne Osterman
Virtual Library of Virginia