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Scholarly Communications@WSU

A guide for Faculty and Librarians covering DigitalCommons@WayneState, Author's Rights, Open Access, and other related topics.

For Librarian Liaisons

Below is a collection of presentations, handouts, and template letters you can download. Use these resources for your own education and/or share information with your departments.

Digital Commons

Becoming Open Access Handout

Intro to Digital Commons Presentation

Digital Commons Brochure

5-Steps to Digital Commons Handout

Digital Commons Permissions Letter Template

Author's Rights Toolkit (Download Entire Toolkit)

Intro to Author's Rights/BlackBoard Fair Use Presentation

Guide to Preparing for Author's Rights Outreach

Think You Can... Handout

Faculty/Department Author's Rights Letter Template

NIH Policy

5-Things You Should Know About NIH Policy Handout

NIH Policy TimeSaver for WSU Researchers

ARL/ACRL Institute on Scholarly Communications Webinars

Please contact to obtain passwords for the webinars.*

*You will also need to create an account with ALA Classes to get to these recorded programs. You can do so after selecting a link above, or do it beforehand at After logging into ALA Classes, you will also need a username/password to view the recordings. Please contact for the password file which contains the username/password required for each recorded webinar.

Open Access Week Scholarly Communications Workshop for Librarians

Scholarly Communications Liaison Survey

Possibly Scholarly Communications Questions from Faculty Authors

Scholarly Communications Workshop Presentation Slides

SPARC Brown Bag Series Handouts

Launching the Conversation: How to Talk with Faculty

How to Talk with Faculty II: Developing Strategies

Introduction to Author Rights

Author Rights II: Institutional Strategies

Talking to Faculty: Conversational Openers

Mohamed Noor on Open Access

Repository Guide