Our Digital Scholarship department works in partnership with other departments in the Libraries, with the Center for Teaching Excellence, with ITS Research Services, and especially with BC faculty and students.They explore and document new tools and support teaching and research projects in a variety of areas, including: web exhibits/storytelling, web mapping, textual encoding, corpus and network analysis, visualization, and more.
Copyright issues affect your new scholarship in at least two ways:
Copyright protection of your work is automatic and begins as soon as a work is created. As the author you will want to manage your rights effectively. When you publish:
See our Copyright and Scholarship guide for more information on author rights and contract negotiation.
If you are using third party work in your scholarship, you will need to determine if:
(Links are to the sections of our Copyright and Scholarship guide that address these issues.)
You might also prefer to search for material you are free to use. For tips on finding reusable images, see Finding Images or try searching for materials licensed for re-use under a Creative Commons license.
Through our Scholarly Communication program the Libraries provide services for Boston College faculty, staff, and students who want to publish an online open access journal.
Boston College open access journals are published using Open Journal Systems (OJS) software, an open source management and publishing system. OJS provides a professional online presence and assists with every stage of the journal publishing process—submissions, peer review, online publication, and indexing. Library staff customize the journal appearance, provide initial training to editorial staff and provide ongoing technical support.