Policies for Library Scholarship

Who Can Submit

Library Scholarship only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Library Scholarship. For additional information, please contact the editors.


A paper may be updated or removed from public view by sending a request to the editors. However, a citation to the original version of the paper will always remain on the site.

Author Review

Authors do not have an opportunity to approve papers they have submitted prior to them becoming publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the paper is ready for public distribution.

Rights and Permissions

Plain Language for Contributor Agreement

The DigitalCommons@CalPoly asks that you, as the creator and contributor of your work, grant the university permission to share your work in an open-access digital environment, which is intended for educational purposes. You and any co-authors retain all intellectual property rights to your work. You are giving the university permission to make your work available to all users and to migrate it to accessible formats as necessary. The university will not make any changes to your work. Requests for use of your work for purposes other than education will be referred back to you as copyright holder.