CMU Policies and Practices
The University Libraries advocates for needed changes in Carnegie Mellon policies and practices as these relate to scholarly communications and the mission of the university. In collaboration with the Faculty Senate Library Advisory Committee and the Scholarly Communications Advisory Board, the Libraries:
- Drafted and promoted the Research Data Management Resolution (approved by Faculty Senate January 14, 2014).
- Created and disseminated Guidelines on Author Rights and Preservation [pdf], which include strategies for effective copyright management.
- Took steps to encourage and reduce the cost of open access publishing for CMU researchers, including creating a fund to help CMU authors pay Article Processing Charges (APCs). See Financial Support for Open Access Publishing.
- Drafted and promoted the Central Repository Resolution (approved by Faculty Senate December 2, 2008).
- Drafted and promoted the Open Access Resolution (approved by Faculty Senate November 13, 2007).
In collaboration with the Office of the General Counsel, the University Libraries sponsors the Scholarly Communications Forum and drafted and promoted a revised Fair Use Policy of Carnegie Mellon University. The Libraries also provide resources on Copyright and Plagiarism. The Scholarly Communications Librarian (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the liaison librarians are available to answer questions and to give classroom presentations on scholarly communications topics.