Index-Scholarly Communications - Carnegie Mellon University

Who We Are

Facilitating needed changes in scholarly communications is a strategic initiative for Carnegie Mellon.  The work is significant and wide ranging, engaging many campus groups, including the Faculty Senate, Office of the Provost, Office of the General Counsel, Office of Government Relations, Office of Sponsored Programs, and Office of Research Integrity and Compliance.  The University Libraries collaborates with these groups, often preparing drafts or recommendations for campus discussion, revision, and adoption. 

The Scholarly Communications Program aims to:

  • Increase campus awareness and understanding of scholarly communications issues and developments.
  • Engage the campus community in identifying and facilitating needed changes in Carnegie Mellon’s scholarly communications practices.
  • Encourage and enable campus participation in strategic scholarly communications initiatives.
  • Archive, preserve, and provide open access to Carnegie Mellon’s intellectual assets.
  • Advocate for policy changes, national and local, that enhance scholarly communications.
  • Assess the impact of the University Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Program.
  • Help the university assess the impact of Carnegie Mellon research publications.

The University Libraries sponsors two groups dedicated to accomplishing these aims: the Scholarly Communications Committee and the Scholarly Communications Advisory Board.