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Information for the Gettysburg College community from the Scholarly Communications office at Musselman Library. Information on The Cupola (our institutional repository), open access, author rights, copyright, and more.

Scholarly Communications at Musselman Library

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 Office of Scholarly Communications can help with:

*Musselman Library Strategic Plan 2013-2016

Musselman Library Supports Open Access

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.

  • Faculty works include articles, book chapters, books, working papers, conference presentations, blog posts, and more. Works may be unpublished or previously published (we check copyright permissions before uploading previously published works).
  • Student contributions include papers, posters, creative works, artwork, photographs, scores, sound recordings, and screencasts. Excellent student works may be nominated by faculty or self-nominated. No student work will be included without the approval of the supervising faculty member or an appropriate proxy.
  • Six journals are published in The Cupola, including five undergraduate journals.

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 - Open Access Institutional Repository

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.

Collection Development Support for Open Access

  • Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development - On January 1, 2018, this journal "flipped" from a conventional, subscription model to an open access model. In Summer 2018, we reallocated budget dollars previously committed toward our institutional subscription to becoming a "shareholder" of this community-supported journal. 
  • Luminos membership - In March of 2018 we became a member of Luminos, the University of California Press’ new Open Access publishing program for monographs in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our membership includes a 10% discount on the Title Publication Fee for Gettysburg College faculty members.
  • Hate in America: The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s - we are a funding library for this collection of primary source newspapers being digitized by Reveal Digital. When the project is complete, it will be open access for everyone (during the digitization phase, only funding libraries have access).
  • Knowledge Unlatched - this project "unlatches" access to front list academic monographs in the humanities and social sciences. Musselman Library has supported Rounds 1, 2, and 4 (books).
  • Open Library of Humanities - an open access humanities journal publishing platform with no author-facing charges. Gettysburg was one of the first liberal arts colleges to become a supporting institution.
  • SPARC institutional membership - SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is a global coalition committed to making "open" the default for research and education.
  • MDPI Institutional Open Access Program - MDPI, based in Basel, Switzerland, publishes peer-reviewed, scientific open-access journals. As a member of MDPI's OA Program, Gettysburg College faculty are eligible for a 10% discount off Article Processing Charges. 

Open Access Policy for Library Employees

In February 2016, Musselman Library employees adopted an open access policy that ensures our fullest possible participation in an open scholarly communication system. 

 

*Musselman Library Strategic Plan 2013-2016

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Contact Us

Janelle Wertzberger

Janelle Wertzberger

Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications
Library 16
717.337.7010
jwertzbe@gettysburg.edu

Christopher Barnes

Scholarly Communications Librarian
Library 15
717.337.6994
cbarnes@gettysburg.edu

Ryan Nadeau

Ryan Nadeau

Scholarly Communications Assistant
Library 20
717.337.7045
rnadeau@gettysburg.edu

Questions?

If you have questions about The Cupola, including issues related to author rights, copyright, open access, submitting content, or journal publishing, please contact us at cupola@gettysburg.edu or speak with a librarian.

 

 

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Gettysburg, PA 17325