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A researchers' desktop, the Digital Commons map, and a definition of copyright

Scholarly Communication

The Scholarly Communication division at Butler University Libraries helps scholars use, create, and publish scholarship in ways that promote open access, accessibility, and responsible dissemination of intellectual work. The Scholarly Communication division is here to help faculty, staff, and students with expertise during the traditional scholarly publishing cycle, with digital scholarship needs, or any other stages of the research timeline.

Open Access Policy

The Butler University Faculty Senate adopted an open access policy on April 28, 2020. This policy shows Butler University’s commitment to disseminating the fruits of research and scholarship as widely as possible. Open access policies increase authors’ rights, readership and citation rates for scholarly articles. The opt out provision ensures that all faculty authors have the freedom to publish in the journal of their choice.

Digital Scholarship

Interested in digital scholarship? Curious about how to incorporate technology in the classroom or in your own research? Are you in need of visualizing your data?

We're excited to collaborate with you on your digital projects and to help you experiment with new kinds of research and learning.





Increase your research impact

Interested in increasing the reach of your scholarship? If you're interested in making your work open and available to a wider audience consider contributing to Butler University's institutional repository. Digital Commons @ Butler University is an open access repository dedicated to preserving and making accessible the intellectual and creative output of the university. 


We're interested in bringing your scholarship into Digital Commons -- your book chapters, journal articles, book reviews, conference presentations, posters, podcasts, blog posts, and more -- in an effort to create a comprehensive digital archive of Butler work.

Our Team

Our goal is to identify services and strategies that can help members of the Butler community save time while increasing the reach of their scholarship. Our team is here to help you!

Request a Consultation

If you're interested in one of more of the services we offer but are still unsure of how to proceed, request to sit down with our team and we'd be happy to explore all the different options for your particular project or idea.