Auburn University

Auburn University Libraries

United States

Primary Contact:
Aaron Trehub
Assistant Dean for Technology and Technical Services

Program Overview

To support the university’s outreach mission by making original research and scholarship by Auburn University faculty and students more accessible to Alabama residents and the world at large.

Year publishing activities began: 2008

Organization: services are distributed across campus

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (3)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (90); charitable contributions/Friends of the Library organizations (10)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: ETDs (512)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: ETDs

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion; Auburn University Libraries is a founding member of two Private LOCKSS Networks (MetaArchive Cooperative, ADPNet), but does not currently use these distributed digital preservation networks to preserve ETDs or materials in the IR.

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); outreach; training; cataloging; meta- data; open URL support; author copyright advisory; digitization; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Currently building and populating an institutional repository.
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