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Scholarly Communications

Scholarly Communications at IRSC Libraries

IRSC Libraries and Scholarly Communication

Indian River State College Libraries supports faculty and student scholarship and research. IRSC Librarians are available to assist you with scholarly communications by:

  • Helping you set up an ORCID profile and unique identifier,
  • Helping you set up a ResearchGate profile to share your research,
  • Assisting with author's rights and copyright considerations and
  • Hosting your preprints, datasets, dissertations, and other research and content in our institutional repository.

Contact Angie Neely-Sardon at for more information or assistance.

What is Scholarly Communication?

Scholarly Communication encompasses the complete scholarship lifecycle: research, data collection and analysis, authoring, peer review and certification; publication and discovery. Each stage is affected by decisions dictating how the research is disseminated and used. These decisions have implications for scholars, the research, and society. As a scholar, you need to possess basic knowledge of the related issues, including copyright, author rights, open access, publishing, digital archiving, and data management, in order to make informed decisions. This library guide is designed to help you understand the scholarship lifecycle and its underlying issues, empowering you take action and make the best choices to further the reach of your work.

Resources for Understanding Scholarly Communications