Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

Robert E. Kennedy Library

Academic Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Dana Ospina
Open Education Library Fellow

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 (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 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty-driven journals (2); campus-based student driven journals (1); monographs (1); technical/research reports (55); faculty conference papers and proceedings (325); student conference papers and proceedings (65); newsletters (7); ETDs (134); digital learning objects

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; video; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations; multimedia/interactive content

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

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: Archive-It; discoverygarden; LOCKSS; MetaArchive

Additional services: outreach; training; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Expansion of our program to include multi-format publications; curation and publishing of local image collections
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