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Mary Ann Jones

MaryAnn Jones


Associate Professor / Scholarly Communication Coordinator



Phone: (662) 325-7671
Mailing address: PO Box 5408 395 Hardy Rd. Mississippi State, MS 39762


As the Scholarly Communication Coordinator, Mary Ann oversees the Library's initiatives regarding all aspects of scholarly communication, including open access, open data, open educational resources, copyright, journal metrics, author's rights, ORCiD, and Scholars Junction, the MSU institutional repository. Mary Ann works with scholars to determine campus needs regarding scholarly communication issues and provides outreach to all areas of campus. Day-to-day Mary Ann works with faculty, researchers, and students to develop plans for the broadest dissemination of their scholarly research activities and assists in making decisions on publishing open access. Mary Ann also serves as the Library's copyright specialist.

Research Interests

Open Access / access to publicly funded research
Open Data compliance
Open Educational Resources (OER)
OER Copyright & Fair Use


  • University - Chair – Provost’s Open Educational Resources Task Force
  • University - Open Data Initiative Steering Committee
  • University - Provost’s General Education Requirements Task Force
  • Library - Chair – Scholarly Communication Committee
  • Library - Assessment Committee
  • Library - Promotion and Tenure Committee