Copyright and Scholarly Communication Services

The dissemination of ideas is the heart of the academic enterprise, and in support of this enterprise, the Moraine Valley Library offers the following services to promote the creation of and exchange of new ideas.

Copyright & Source Usage Consultation
Consult with faculty and staff on existing standards and best practices for use of intellectual property. Help in applying copyright and fair use guidelines. Direct individuals toward Library, CTL, or IT services and resources that meet their needs. Fore more information, visit: Copyright Resources for Faculty.

Institutional Copyright Documentation Repository
Hold records and documents such as trademark and copyright registration records as part of the College Archives. For more more information, contact Library Department Chair, Troy Swanson.

Research Support for Content Development
Assist writers, videographers, and others with generating ideas through research. Identify useful sources that provide insight or effective models to achieve goals. For more information visit: PhD & Thesis Support: Research in Community Colleges.

Citation Support
Offer clarification on using various academic writing standards such as MLA and APA styles. For more information visit: Citing Sources Guide.

Publishing Support
Help faculty and staff publish their ideas through a range of options including traditional publishing but also through alternative publication avenues. For more more information, contact Library Department Chair, Troy Swanson.