Jerry Falwell Library
Liberty University Students and Faculty
The Scholars Crossing (SC) is the open-access online platform that hosts the scholarly works and profiles of the Liberty University community. It consists of the Institutional Repository (IR) and the Expert Gallery (EG). Authors will retain the copyright of their works, and it is their responsibility to ensure that they hold appropriate copyright privileges to previously published works prior to submitting them to the SC. The Scholarly Communications Department (SCD) has final approval and full discretion over all content in the SC.
The IR contains scholarly works created by Liberty University students, faculty, and staff. All full-time faculty may submit works to the IR. Students, adjunct faculty, and staff must receive approval from the head of their academic unit in order to submit works other than electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) created at Liberty. Submissions will be kept for the perpetuity of the repository, and only removal requests related to the personal safety of the author (e.g., missions work) will be considered. Students submitting ETDs may request a one year embargo of the publication. Any changes to accepted ETDs beyond corrections for scribal, citation, or reference errors must be approved by the committee chair. A pseudonym cannot be used for works submitted to the SCD. Requests for new collections in the IR can be made by any faculty member and must be approved by the head of the requestor’s academic unit as well as by the SCD.
The EG consists of collections of SelectedWorks (SW) profiles of University faculty organized by academic units. All full-time faculty are eligible to affiliate a SW profile with Liberty University. Adjunct faculty may affiliate a SW profile with the approval of the head of their academic unit. Students may not affiliate a SW profile with the University.
The mission of the Scholars Crossing is to capture, preserve, and freely distribute the educational and scholarly works of the Liberty University community through an open access institutional repository.
Definition of Glossary Terms
Embargo: An embargoed work is one that is retained in the institutional repository but is not publicly accessible.
Expert Gallery: The Expert Gallery is a collection of SelectedWorks profiles organized by academic units and other areas of expertise.
Scholars Crossing: The Scholars Crossing is Liberty University’s open-access, online institutional repository of scholarly works created by Liberty University students, faculty, and staff including, but not limited to, journal articles, citations, abstracts, syllabi, presentations, theses, dissertations, projects, and videos.
SelectedWorks: SelectedWorks are individual professional faculty portfolios.