What is Scholarly Communications?
According to the Association of Research and College Libraries, “Scholarly communication is the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. The system includes both formal means of communication, such as publication in peer-reviewed journals, and informal channels, such as electronic mailing lists.” The Scholarly Communication Department is here to assist and support faculty, staff, and students at every stage in the production of scholarship. Click the menu below to learn more about Greenley Library's services and resources.
The following policy was endorsed by Governance on September 24, 2019 at Farmingdale State College.
I. Policy Text
The Farmingdale State College community is committed to disseminating its research and scholarship as widely as possible. For each scholarly and/or creative work voluntarily deposited in the institutional repository, the author grants to Farmingdale State College, State University of New York, nonexclusive permission to make available that article for the purpose of open access.
The policy will apply to scholarly and/or creative works published while the person is affiliated with Farmingdale State College except for scholarly and/or creative works completed before the adoption of this policy and scholarly and/or creative works for which the author has entered into an incompatible licensing agreement.
After a scholarly and/or creative work is published by the primary publisher, each author voluntarily agreeing to deposit their work in the institutional repository will make available an electronic copy of their scholarly and/or creative work at no charge to the Thomas D. Greenley Library.
The Thomas D. Greenley Library will make the scholarly and/or creative work available to the public in an open-access institutional repository, respecting all embargoes and restrictions by the primary publisher. Access to the institutional repository will be available from the Library’s website. The Library will be responsible for resolving disputes concerning the interpretation and application of the policy and recommending changes to Governance. The policy will be reviewed after two years by the Open Access Policy and Institutional Repository subcommittee of the Open Education and Open Scholarship Advisory Committee. Any changes will be reported following processes as outlined by Governance.
The Thomas D. Greenley Library will continually assess the needs of authors throughout the policy roll-out as well as maintain a copy of the policy on its Scholarly Communications homepage. Greenley Library will provide authors with access to training and support that makes the policy as convenient for authors as possible. Such support includes but is not limited to assistance with searching, accessing, and submitting to the repository; conducting due diligence regarding embargoes; providing metadata for articles submitted to the repository; assistance with negotiating open access terms with publishers, etc.
The policy for Farmingdale State College has been adapted from The College at Brockport’s Open Access Policy: http://library.brockport.edu/c.php?g=658831&p=4625019
Authors: Faculty, staff, and students of Farmingdale State College who author scholarly and/or creative works, while employed by or are students of Farmingdale State College respectively. Authors are covered by this policy whether or not they own the copyright of a scholarly and/or creative work.
Copyright: Exclusive rights as defined by US Copyright Law (Title 17 of the United States Code).
Embargo/Delay of Access: The amount of time before a scholarly and/or creative work will be made available after it has been published. Authors must comply with the publisher's embargo policy if one exists, although authors may also negotiate with publishers about the length of the embargo.
Final Version: An author’s final revised version –also known as the accepted manuscript– of a scholarly and/or creative work, generally post-peer reviewed, but not necessarily the typeset or PDF publisher’s copy, unless allowed by the publisher.
Institutional Repository: Any digital archive or platform designed to make scholarly and/or creative works freely available via the internet with clearly defined legal restrictions on their use or circulation. The Farmingdale Digital Repository platform is the default repository for this policy.
License or Copyright License: A grant of rights made in accordance with Copyright Law (USC Title 17), allowing specified uses of a copyrighted work.
Open Access: The free availability of scholarly or creative works on the public internet, permitting users to read, search, or link to the full texts of articles for any lawful purpose, without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet.
Definitions have been adapted from Stony Brook University’s Open Access Policy: https://library.stonybrook.edu/openaccess/policy