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Digital Initiatives and ScholarWorks: Digital Publishing and Scholarly Communication

Learn about Digital Initiatives at the Mansfield Library, including ScholarWorks, scholarly communication services, and digital collections.

Digital Publishing and Scholarly Communication Services

Digital Initiatives at the Mansfield Library provides several services to help University of Montana (UM) faculty, students, and staff share and manage their research and creative scholarship. These services include:

  • Open Access Initiatives
    • Provision of open access faculty, student, and staff scholarship via ScholarWorks
    • Digital scholarly publishing, including customized journal and conference hosting
    • Options for hosting open educational resources (OERs)
  • Copyright and Fair Use
    • Assistance with understanding copyright, Creative Commons licenses, Open Access, and authors’ rights
  • Research Data Management
  • Scholarly Reputation and Impact
    • Reports and visual dashboards that measure and help communicate impact and use of UM research and scholarship

ScholarWorks: These services are provided in association with ScholarWorks, UM's institutional repository. ScholarWorks centralizes, preserves, and provides free, online access to the valuable research, creative scholarship, and unique resources produced and curated by UM faculty, students, and staff. ScholarWorks makes these resources easier to find, share, and use, both expanding the reach and increasing the impact of UM scholarship around the world. ScholarWorks accepts all discrete file types and can therefore accommodate traditional scholarship forms (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc.) as well as audio, video, image, and discipline-specific file types and formats.

Contact Wendy Walker, Digital Initiatives Librarian, if you have questions or would like to discuss a research project or your scholarship.

Digital Collections: The Digital Initiatives Librarian also manages the Digital Production Unit in the Mansfield Library, which digitizes and makes available rare or unique materials such as photographs, letters, diaries, maps, oral histories, meeting minutes, pamphlets, grey literature and University of Montana publications. The majority of these materials provide information about the people, places and events of Montana and the region. These digital collections can be found in the Montana Memory Project or in ScholarWorks' Archives and Special Collections

Digital Initiatives Librarian

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Wendy Walker
Digital Initiatives Librarian/Assistant Professor

Mansfield Library
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59812

Office Hours: By appointment