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Philadelphia, PA 19107

AISR Support for Jefferson Publishing

As part of our mission to provide the Jefferson community with leadership in scholarly communications and publishing, Academic & Instructional Support & Resources (AISR):
  • Educates faculty and students about traditional and new methods of publishing and related copyright issues.
  • Provides and promotes mechanisms for distributing results of Jefferson research, including the Jefferson Digital Commons.
  • Influences change in publishing practices that will benefit faculty, libraries and universities.

Scott Library, a division of AISR, supports the Jefferson Digital Commons and provides regular information to faculty about publishing issues. AISR Education Services manages Jefferson Publishing for faculty-developed software. Medical Media Services provides illustrations for publication in a variety of formats, digital recording, and web conferencing.

Journal price trends are creating a crisis for academic libraries. AISR is committed to the support of alternatives to restrictive, subscription-based publication of grant-funded research.

In The News

For daily updates, see the Open Access News blog.

New Open Access Directory Wiki Launched (May 8, 2008)
To collect in one place information about legal issues, funders, statistics, and more.

Science Commons and SPARC Issue White Paper: "Open Doors and Open Minds: What Faculty Authors Can Do to Ensure Open Access to Their Work through Their Institution" (April 30, 2008)
The paper will assist institutions in adopting policies that ensure the widest practical exposure for scholarly works produced, such as that adopted by the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences in February.

SPARC Produces Author's Rights Video (March 25, 2008)
Take 3 minutes to remember why it's important to retain your rights.

Scott Library Support for NIH Public Access Mandate (March 3, 2008)
Scott Library can help you meet your deposit requirements.

Harvard to Collect, Disseminate Scholarly Articles for Faculty (Harvard Gazette, February 14, 2008)
"In a move to disseminate faculty research and scholarship more broadly, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) voted... to give the University a worldwide license to make each faculty member’s scholarly articles available and to exercise the copyright in the articles, provided that the articles are not sold for a profit."

NIH Implementation of New Mandatory PubMed Deposit, Effective April 7, 2008
If you receive NIH funding for your research, you MUST comply with the new deposit requirement.

If you have any questions regarding AISR programs, please contact Edward Tawyea, Director of AISR and University Librarian at 215-503-8848 or

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