The mission of the UAB Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) is to support UAB faculty, staff, and students in navigating and understanding scholarly communication principles including copyright, long-term preservation of digital assets, data management, research dissemination, scholarly impact, and public access.

The OSC’s services include: 

  • Copyright consultations via Zoom
  • Leading on-demand workshops on copyright and scholarly communication topics
  • Helping authors understand their publishing agreements 
  • Assistance in setting up your ORCID iD and SCOPUS ID
  • Supporting the use of Open Educational (OE) and Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM)

Information provided by the OSC is not legal advice and is not intended to replace the advice of qualified legal counsel.