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. Thelibrary’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 (1.0); 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 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus­-based faculty-­driven journals (5); campus-­based student­ driven journals (4); monographs (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (140); student conference papers and proceedings (49); ETDs (601)

Number of open access titles: journals (22); monographs (9)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles: journal (3)

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: Mormon studies; natural history of the American West; children’s literature; Sophie Project-German women authors

Top publications: Theses and dissertations (papers); Faculty publications (papers); Journal of Microfinance/ESR Review (journal); Journal of East Asian Libraries (journal); BYU Studies (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students; Center for Teaching and Learning; Copyright Office

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

Digital preservation strategy: Rosetta

Additional services: analytics; metadata; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; data management; journal workflow support

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Areas of future exploration and possible expansion include DOI support, hosting streaming media, hosting Open Educational Resources
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