Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship

The Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) leads the Libraries’ scholarly communication efforts. The Center engages in partnerships across campus and the community to increase the visibility and impact of research and scholarship produced at K-State. The Center advocates for open access and innovative discovery platforms to make quality content more affordable and accessible to all.

CADS is dedicated to:

  • Advancing undergraduate research and scholarly work by providing publishing opportunities
  • Supporting education on open data, data services and data management
  • Promoting education and consultation on copyright, fair use, author rights and other intellectual property issues
  • Providing valuable alternatives for open access publishing
  • Enhancing education, instruction and consultation on open access


Our Staff

Our knowledgeable librarians are here to help you navigate the research life cycle. Contact us at cads@k-state.edu or reach out to one of us directly.


Gwendolyn Sibley, scholarly communications and copyright librarian

Gwen can provide copyright and licensing education to faculty, staff and students.

Learn more about Gwen

Ryan Otto, digital scholarship librarian

Ryan coordinates our digital repository, K-State Research Exchange, and can help answer questions about digital publishing and open access.

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Carolyn Jackson , scholarly education and open educational resources librarian

Carolyn collaborates with faculty and departments across campus to promote and support the development and use of open educational resources, Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative (OATI) Grant , eBook publishing and scholarly identity.

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