UKnowledge not only provides access to the research and scholarship generated by the University of Kentucky (UK) community, it also functions as an online platform that:
If you have any questions or suggestions for UKnowledge services, please feel free to contact the UKnowledge staff by e-mail.
“The perfect way to keep a permanent and world-wide accessible archive of your research that complies with your publishers’ protection requirements. Excellent assistance from UKnowledge staff, from initial query to copyright checks to implementation.”
Dr. Andrew Hippisley
Chair, Department of Linguistics, University of Kentucky
The UKnowledge staff also provides consultation services about author rights.
The SPARC Author Addendum page states:
"The author is the copyright holder. As the author of a work you are the copyright holder unless and until you transfer the copyright to someone else in a signed agreement. Assigning your rights matters... An author who has transferred copyright without retaining these rights must ask permission unless the use is one of the statutory exemptions in copyright law."
It is also important to note that "[t]ransferring copyright doesn’t have to be all or nothing. The law allows you to transfer copyright while holding back rights for yourself and others."
In addition to author rights, there are other scholarly communication topics that are of interest:
If you have any questions about these topics, please feel free to contact the UKnowledge staff by e-mail.
UKnowledge services are provided by UK Libraries and are free to all members of the UK community. They bring about a number of benefits:
There is an international initiative that addresses problems related to confirming the identity of researchers with similar or the same name. It is ORCID, which issues unique identifiers to distinguish individual researchers. Different stakeholders in the research community, including funding agencies, higher education institutions, and publishers, plan to adopt the ORCID ID as a means to disambiguate the identity of researchers and to track their scholarly activities and contributions. More information about ORCID is available from the video below.
Click here to register for an ORCID ID. Once you have created the ID, take some time to add information about yourself and your research outputs. This will help build your professional online presence and reputation. Last but not least, remember to add the ORCID ID to your CV, scholarly publications, grant applications, and academic profiles such as a personal Web page. This will help clarify your identity as a scholar among others who have names similar to or same as yours.