The Collections and Scholarly Communication Office (CSCO) has a dual role in directing ASU Library collections and reviewing activities related to Scholarly Communication. The CSCO coordinates the collection development, usage and assessment activities at ASU Library, including the gathering of usage statistics and other data for print and electronic resources, licensing electronic resources, evaluating library donations, and the preservation of library materials. The CSCO also monitors and provides information about scholarly communication activities including author rights, the economics of scholarly resources, new models of publishing such as open access, institutional and disciplinary repositories, and rights and access to federally funded research.
The CSCO is also the administrative home of the Area Studies librarians at ASU who provide collection development and departmental liaison services for the areas of Chinese Studies, French, German, and Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, Slavic Studies, South Asia Studies, and Southeast Asia Studies. To contact an Area Studies Librarian, please visit the Find a Subject Librarian page.