Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Robert E. Kennedy Library

Academic Services
REKLibrary (Twitter)
United States

Primary Contact:
Adriana Popescu
Interim Dean, Library Services

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 (%): 100% library operating budget

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Developmental stage

Open access focus (1–5): Completely

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: 4

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (2); campus-based student-driven journals (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (0); student conference papers and proceedings (0); newsletters (0); databases (0); ETDs (329); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (250); Learning objects (text and audiovisual files) *Please note: We have no way to pull out monographs and technical/research reports from scholarly works.

Number of open access titles: journals (4); monographs (0)

Number of paid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

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: 100%

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0%

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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