Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries

Scholarly Publishing, Archives, and Data Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Denise Troll Covey
Scholarly Communications Librarian
412-268-8599

Program Overview

Carnegie Mellon University Libraries’ publishing program aims to promote open access to scholarly resources by publishing gray literature, including theses, dissertations, and technical reports in our open access repository, Research Showcase @ CMU.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1): paraprofessional staff (0.5)

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 (1); technical/research reports (75); ETDs (200); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (32)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text

Disciplinary specialties: social and behavioral sciences; engineering; physical and life sciences; arts and humanities; security

Top publications: Computer science; Dietrich College honors theses; Dissertations; Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality; Robotics

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: LOCKSS; MetaArchive

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We plan to migrate our IR from bepress Digital Commons to Fedora Hydra in 2016.
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