Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Robert E. Kennedy LibraryKatherine O'Clair, Associate Dean, Library Services
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.
- Publishing activities began: 2008
- Location: United States
- Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
- Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
- Stage comments:
- Open access focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
- Program advisory/editorial board: No
- Professional staff: 1
- Paraprofessional staff: 1.25
- Library operating budget: 75%
- Charitable contributions: 25%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.
|Conference papers and proceedings, faculty|
|Conference papers and proceedings, student|
|Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)|
|Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)||164|
|Journals, campus-based faculty-created||7|
|Journals, campus-based student-created||1|
|Journals, contracted by external groups|
|Journals, inactive back issues|
|Undergraduate capstones/honors theses||365|
2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.
- senior projects
- master's theses
- Symposium (journal)
- Between the Species (journal)
- Focus (journal)
PartnersInternal partners: campus departments or programs
Openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner
Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?
Work with a university press?
Administer a university press?
Technologies & Services
- concept maps or other visualizations
- multimedia/interactive content
- Digital Commons (bepress)
- locally developed software
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- contract/license preparation
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- hosting of supplemental content
- ISSN registry
- peer review management
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Robert E. Kennedy Library has continued work in the Digital Publishing Pilot, continuing to work to enhance access to Cal Poly scholarship through a digitally immersive, interactive system that focuses on collaboration, accessible approaches, and recognition of individuals’ places within structural systems. This structural solution brings inclusive practices, equity, and justice to the forefront of scholarly publishing at Cal Poly centering historically underrepresented identities, perspectives, and creativity. The system, to be titled Poly Publishing, will define best practices, standards, and workflows for publishing faculty exhibits at Kennedy Library. By establishing fundamentals such as using open review systems, establishing models of community guidelines, reassessment of multimodal scholarship, and creating a common vocabulary, Poly Publishing hopes to continue to provide an accessible, accountable and transparent publishing system. For more information, feel free to watch this ASERL webinar (https://vimeo.com/453453521).
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