Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation

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The Center for Scholarly Communication & Digital Curation (CSCDC) supports Northwestern faculty and graduate students through active exploration of new models for disseminating research results, and by developing programs to support long-term retention and reuse of the scholarly output of the University. 

Located on the second floor (2 East) of the University Library, project teams can reserve the Center’s collaboration commons for meetings and video conferencing, and a digital media lab is also available for digitization and production work. For general questions and inquiries, please email cscdc@northwestern.edu. Some of our services include:

Understanding Copyright
The Copyright Working Group is available to assist faculty and graduate students seeking guidance on copyright in scholarly research, publishing, and teaching. To learn more about copyright, fair use, author rights, and related issues, please see our Guide to Scholarly Communication. For specific questions, or set up a consultation, please send an email to the Copyright Working Group
 
Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities is humanities research, publishing and pedagogy that is presented in new digital forms and enabled by digital platforms and tools, and often requires many kinds of expertise, collaboration, and support. For more information, please see our Guide to Digital Humanities. If you have an idea for a digital humanities project, or to set up a consultation, please send an email to Josh Honn, Digital Scholarship Librarian.
 
Northwestern Open Access Fund
This fund is a pilot program to support Northwestern scholars who wish to make their journal articles openly available immediately upon publication, and to support gold open access publishers around the world. For more information on Open Access, please see our Guide to Scholarly Communication. To apply for the fund, please read the FAQ and fill out this form. For specific questions, please send an email to Northwestern Open Access
 
Data Management Planning
Increasingly, funding sources now require that grant proposals include a data management plan. Experts in the Center can assist investigators in developing research data management plans and strategies. For more on data management, please see see our Guide to Data Management. For specific questions, or to set up a consultation, please send an email to Cunera Buys, E-Science Librarian.