Scholarly Communications is the system in which scholarship and research are created, evaluated for quality, shared, and preserved for future use. The system includes a range of formal and informal communications. Our office supports faculty and student publishing in both established and emerging forms; we are especially invested in advancing open publishing and open education. We can help with:
Why does Musselman Library support open access scholarship?
Image collage created by Musselman Library interns during Open Access Week 2016.
The Cupola is Gettysburg College's open access institutional repository and the foundation of our commitment to open access and open publishing. We collect and share scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, students, and other members of the Gettysburg College community.
The Cupola is an open repository; its content is freely accessible to the world and searchable via Google Scholar and other search engines. Readers from 218 countries have visited The Cupola.
One of Musselman Library's strategic goals is to "advance scholarship across campus in its established and emerging forms."* This includes educating library staff and the campus community about open access, digital scholarship, and other emerging methods of scholarship, as well as promoting and supporting open access scholarship on campus.
The Cupola is the foundation of our commitment to open access and open publishing. We collect and share scholarly and creative works produced by the Gettysburg College community. We also use The Cupola as a journal publishing platform.
In February 2016, Musselman Library employees adopted an open access policy that ensures our fullest possible participation in an open scholarly communication system.