Brigham Young University

Harold B. Lee Library

Scholarly Communication Unit
United States

Primary Contact:
Mandy Oscarson
Scholarly Communication Services Manager

Program Overview

Harold B. Lee Library’s primary publishing resources include an institutional repository and digital publishing services for faculty- and student-edited journals. Combined, these resources are called ScholarsArchive. ScholarsArchive is designed to make original scholarly and creative work—such as research, publications, journals, and data—freely and persistently available. The library’s publishing efforts are targeted at supporting broader academic and public discovery and use of university scholarship. ScholarsArchive may also house items of historic interest to the university. The library supports content partners with software support, digitizing, metadata creation, journal management, and free hosting services.

Year publishing activities began: 2001

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1.25); undergraduate students (0.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (98); charge backs (2)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016: NA

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty-driven journals (8); campus-based student-driven journals (4); monographs (8); faculty conference papers and proceedings (135); student conference papers and proceedings (22); ETDs (1095)

Number of open access titles: 22

Number of paid titles: 1

Number of hybrid titles: 1

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: religion; natural history of the American West; children’s literature

Top publications: Journal of East Asian Libraries (journal); BYU Studies (journal); Comparative Civilizations Review (journal); Pacific Studies (journal); TESL Reporter (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 90

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners: International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations (ISCSC); Association of Mormon Counselors and Psychotherapists (AMCAP); Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL)

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); CONTENTdm; OJS/OCS/OMP

Digital preservation strategy: Rosetta

Additional services: analytics; cataloging; metadata; peer review management; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Areas of future exploration and possible expansion include monograph publishing, print-on-demand, DOI support, hosting streaming media, hosting conferences, and data management.
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