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Scholarly communication can be described as “the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use (Association of College & Research Libraries).
The Scholarly Communications Unit provides services that support the research-intensive needs of the research, teaching and learning communities at the University of Pretoria.
Scholarly Communications consist of the following sub-units:
Research Data Management
The Open Scholarship Programme provides services that support the research-intensive needs of the research, teaching and learning communities at the University of Pretoria.
Research data management is the process of controlling the information generated during a research project. Any research will require some level of data management, and funding agencies are increasingly requiring scholars to plan and execute good data management practices. Managing data is an integral part of the research process.
Copyright is a 'bundle' of exclusive rights, given to authors and creators, to protect their original works (i.e. literary, musical and artistic works, cinematograph films, sound recordings, published editions and computer software). It is not the 'right' of the user to copy!