Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Robert E. Kennedy Library

Academic Services
REKLibrary (Twitter)
United States

Primary Contact:
Dana Ospina
Open Content and Digital Publishing Librarian

Program Overview

The Robert E. Kennedy Library provides digital services to assist and advise the campus community with the creation, open access publication, sharing, and preservation of research, scholarship, and creative activities.

Year publishing activities began: 2008

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (1); undergraduate students (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017: 4

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (2); campus-based student-driven journals (1); ETDs (329); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (250); learning objects (text and audiovisual files)

Number of open access titles: journals (4)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations; code

Disciplinary specialties: science; history; philosophy; literature; communications

Top publications: Master’s theses; Senior projects; Symposium (journal); Between the Species (journal); Focus (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 1

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); Wordpress; locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS, MetaArchive

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; cataloging; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; ISSN registry; peer review management; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Exploring open publishing platforms
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