Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Robert E. Kennedy Library

Digital Scholarship Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Marisa Ramirez
Digital Scholarship Services Librarian

Program Overview

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

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 (2)

Funding sources (%):

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (3); campus-based student-driven journals (5); faculty conference papers and proceedings (32); student conference papers and proceedings (4); newsletters (18); databases (1); ETDs (1254); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (2000); Learning objects (text and audiovisual files) *Please note: We have no way to pull out monographs and technical/research reports from scholarly works.

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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; The Forum; Between the Species; Symposium

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 50

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: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; training; cataloging; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; dataset management author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

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