Scholarly Communication Services

Scholarly Communication Services provides resources and expertise related to the dissemination and archiving of scholarly works. Our goal is to provide services and strategies that can help save our faculty, students, and staff time while increasing the reach of their research.

Consultations available for

Author Rights

We can help explain publisher policies and copyright transfer agreements. You can consult with us in order to learn how to negotiate and retain rights to your work.

Copyright Assistance

We provide copyright assistance to UT faculty, students, staff, and researchers. We are available to answer your questions via email or in person by appointment. We are also available to give a presentation to your class or department.

If you would like to learn more about copyright, please visit our Copyright Crash Course.

Open Scholarship

The Libraries encourages open forms of scholarship that more widely disseminate the research and scholarship of the university. We can help you use UT repositories to share your research or help you find an open access publication to use. Contact us if you would like to discuss ways to improve access to your research.

Open Access at UT Austin

The Libraries participates in several open access publishing initiatives with the goal of creating a more sustainable publishing ecosystem. Some of these initiatives have direct benefits to authors in the form of discounts on open access charges or fully funded open access publishing (no fee to the author). You can find more information regarding these initiatives, including our funding priorities, by visiting our Open Access LibGuide.


Colleen Lyon

Head of Scholarly Communications

Gilbert Borrego

Digital Repository Specialist

Texas Scholarworks

Texas ScholarWorks is an online archive that was established to provide open, online access to the products of the university's research and scholarship, to preserve these works for future generations, to promote new models of scholarly communication, and to help deepen community understanding of the value of higher education.