UAB Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication

Strategic Plan
2021 - 2024


The mission of the UAB Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication 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 following four objectives support the Mission of the UAB Libraries Office of Scholarly Communication:

Objective 1: Increase awareness throughout the UAB campus about copyright and scholarly communication issues relating to higher education, teaching, and scholarship.

Objective 2: Provide copyright support to UAB faculty, staff, and students.

Objective 3: Support compliance with federal requirements such as data management and storage standards and federally funded public access mandates.

Objective 4: Support the UAB Libraries’ digital preservation projects and digitization initiatives.