The mission of the ScholarWorks Center for Open Scholarship is to make scholarly work more open, equitable, humane, beneficial, and sustainable, and to help Duke researchers benefit from and ethically use technical advances in scholarship.

As a Libraries-based center, we value and prioritize work that

  • makes scholarship more accessible and useful to society at large;
  • benefits and supports healthy development of research communities and partnerships; and
  • balances technological and intellectual gains with support for equity, diversity, inclusion, and environmental and social justice.

Staff of the ScholarWorks center in Duke Libraries can help members of the Duke community with all of the above and more. See and the menu items above, or contact with your questions or ideas, and we’ll put you in contact with the appropriate person to help.

Core Staff

Photo of Kate DicksonKate Dickson is the Copyright Librarian at Duke University Libraries. Kate is available to answer questions and provide instruction about copyright, fair use, and authors’ rights in research, teaching, and publishing.





Photo of Paolo MangiaficoPaolo Mangiafico is Scholarly Communications Strategist and Director of the Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute. In his role at Duke, Paolo works with librarians, technologists, faculty, students, and university leadership to plan and implement programs that promote greater reach and impact for scholarship in many forms, including open access to publications and data, and emerging platforms for publishing digital scholarship. His work focuses on how new technologies can be adapted to further the knowledge-sharing mission of research universities, and the intersection between social, economic, and technical systems. He was one of the leaders in the effort to adopt an open access policy for Duke scholarship and works on services supporting new models for scholarly publishing and archiving research data.




Photo of Liz MilewiczLiz Milewicz is Director of The ScholarWorks Center for Open Scholarship at Duke University Libraries. She partners with and leads members of the Duke community, including Duke graduate students and interns from library school programs, on digital research, teaching, and publishing projects and provides training and consulting in digital approaches to scholarship. Liz is particularly keen to help individuals and teams with planning and managing their projects in ways that support ethical and equitable partnerships.



Will Shaw is the Digital Humanities Consultant at Duke University Libraries. As part of the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship and Publishing Services department, he teaches about a range of topics in digital scholarship; provides consultation and technology leadership for numerous digital humanities projects; and mentors a team of graduate student interns.





Haley Walton photoHaley Walton is the Librarian for Education and Open Scholarship. She works with the Duke community to support scholarly communications, open access to research, and measuring research impact. She works with the Elements publications management system and supports the DukeSpace open access repository. She is also library liaison to the Duke Program in Education.