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Scholarly Communication Services at WSU: Home

This guide is designed to increase awareness of significant issues associated with scholarly communication. It also presents resources for WSU researchers who wish to explore alternative avenues for sharing their scholarly work with a global audience.


In recent decades, universities have identified serious concerns about the current state of scholarly communication. Lag times in the publication cycle and rising journal costs have forced scholars and libraries to consider other options for disseminating and accessing scholarly work. As an alternative to the traditional model of scholarly communication, these dissatisfied groups have proposed open access--a model that makes digital copies of research freely available to the general public.

As a land-grant institution, Washington State University also values open access to information, By sharing its expertise with a local and global audience, the university seeks to advance, extend, and apply knowledge in the world and on campus. As expressed in the recently completed "120-Day Study of the WSU Research Enterprise," the university strives to increase the visibility of its faculty and student scholarship in order to engage a wider national and international audience and, additionally, to facilitate opportunities for internal collaboration. In keeping with this mission, the WSU Libraries are continually developing services and resources to improve access to research at the university.

The WSU Libraries invite the university community to consult this guide to learn more about local scholarly communication services. Please contact Talea Anderson, or 509-335-2266, with any questions or requests for assistance. 

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What Can the WSU Libraries Do for You? Scholarly Communication Services at WSU

The libraries are eager to assist you in improving access to your research. These are a few of the services that we can provide to assist you in increasing the impact of your work:

  • Use of Research Exchange, a digital repository that permanently archives your work and opens it to a global audience
  • Access to information about how your research is being used via Research Exchange
  • Assistance in assessing the copyright of your previously published work so that you can distribute it to greatest effect
  • Assistance in describing your work to facilitate discovery by search engines
  • Assistance in complying with federal and institutional mandates regarding open access

For more information, please explore this guide and contact us. We look forward to working with you.

Contact Us

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Talea Anderson
Scholarly Communication Librarian
Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation
Washington State University Libraries
WSU Libraries, PO Box 645610, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-5610, 509-335-9671, Contact Us