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Modes of Scholarly Communication

  • U-M Library offers Copyright Workshops, where students can learn about copyright basics, Creative Commons, open access, data sharing, and scholarly communication.

  • U-M Library has created a Digital Humanities Research Guide with information on new publishing platforms such as SCALAR.

  • U-M Teaching and Technology Collaborative (TTC) offers workshops on OMEKA, a cloud based content management system that hosts digital collection and allows for the creation of online exhibits. The TTC consists of staff from the University Library, Academic Innovation, LSA Instructional Support Services, the Language Resource Center, Information and Technology Services, Health Information Technology & Services — Education and Training, ​and CRLT.

  • U-M Library Accessibility provides resources and guidance to students and faculty on scholarship and publishing deliverables that can be accessible to a range of audiences using a broad range of technologies.

  • The English Language Institute (ELI) offers writing courses for graduate students interested in writing for academic purposes as well as preparing papers for publications, conference abstracts, manuscript reviews, correspondence with journal editors and reviewers.

  • The English Language Institute (ELI) also offers several courses that provide instruction to International scholars, researchers, faculty, staff, and postdoctoral fellows in strategies for academic writing and for speaking in both formal and informal settings.

  • In coordination with Teaching and Technology Collaborative, the Language Resource Center (LSR) offers workshops, small group sessions, and one-on-one consultations to graduate students interested in learning about a range of technology-related issues such as effective PowerPoint presentations, setting up a Canvas site, Scrivener project management tool, among others.

  • Enriching Scholarship, sponsored by Teaching and Technology Collaborative, is a week of free workshops, discussions, and seminars for students, faculty, and staff, addressing the role of technology in fostering engaging and effective teaching and learning. These workshops cover topics such as learning about Qualtrics, Scrivener: Advanced Word Processing for Research Projects, Deep Blue Data, and Data Visualization using Python among others. The workshops take place in May each year.

  • U-M Library offers a Research Guide on Designing Professional Posters with Adobe Illustrator, as well as Getting Started with Photoshop CS6 Photo Editing Software.

  • Located on the second floor of the Art, Architecture & Engineering Library, Imageworks can help faculty, students, and staff find and use digital images, slides, DVDs, and VHS tapes in presentation softwares, as well as provide access to numerous digital image databases through their Research Guide for Images.

  • The Sweetland Center for Writing has created a series of writing guides for students across disciplines, including one on “How to create a more successful PowerPoint presentation.”

  • U-M Library offers workshops for U-M students, faculty, and staff relating to the creation and use of digital text. They have also made available materials from past workshops.

  • The University of Michigan Press and Michigan Publishing, in partnership with University of Michigan Library IT, has launched Fulcrum, a new publishing platform in beta phase to open up possibilities for the dissemination of collaborative and “born-digital” scholarship in new and innovative ways.

  • MiVideo is U-M’s cloud-based media streaming and content management service, where faculty, students, and staff can organize, catalog, share, search, and publish collaborative, multimedia content in coordination with U-M learning management system, Canvas.

  • The U-M Library has a Research Guide on Open Access Scholarship, which explains the use and benefits of reaching out to the broadest possible audience, without limiting it to only those who are affiliated with research libraries or who can afford costly journal subscriptions. For additional questions, please contact Meredith Kahn, Women's Studies & Open Access Librarian, at To learn more about a new nonprofit, open-access network, built with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, please visit the Humanities Commons.

  • The Authors Alliance, a nonprofit writers’ organization, have released a Guide to Understanding Open Access: When, Why, and How to Make Your Work Openly Accessible? (2015).