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Scholarly Communications & Data Management Resources


The University Libraries offer a full array of Scholarly Communications-related resources and services to support faculty and graduate students’ research from conception to publication and promotion.

Library Services

Research Information

Research Library Liaisons

Selected Works Profile for Faculty

Scholarly Communications Lib Guide


In addition to hosting the University’s digital repository and scholarly profiles for faculty, the library’s scholarly communications specialists can assist you with data management planning and curation, copyright and reuse licensing, evaluating journal quality, promoting and monitoring use of your work, and building your professional brand.

The library Scholarly Communication News provides general information and scholarly updates monthly.

For more detailed inquiries, please contact Ruth Baker, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

For help with data management planning, follow the links below or contact Jeffrey Mortimore, Discovery Services Librarian.

For assistance with the Institutional Repository (Digital Commons) and scholarly profiles for faculty, please contact, Beth Burnett, the Institutional Repository Librarian.


Plan & Propose

To get the most out of your data, plan early how you will collect, use, and share it. Many funders now require data management plans (DMPs), and many publishers require that data be made publicly available.


Create & Collect / Analyze & Assure

Ensure that you are following best practices while actively collecting, caring for, and analyzing your data. Host, secure, and share your “working” data in Digital Commons @ Georgia Southern during the active phase of research.


Prepare & Publish / Curate & Share

Prepare your data for deposit and archiving in a data repository like Digital Commons @ Georgia Southern or OpenICPSR.


Additional Tools

Find additional tools and training for managing your research data.

Last updated: 10/2/2020