Central Washington University

Dr. James E. Brooks Library

Digital Initiatives
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Primary Contact:
Sean Lind
Scholarly Communications Librarian

Program Overview

The Dr. James E. Brooks Library supports publishing activities through ScholarWorks, the university’s institutional repository. ScholarWorks serves as a digital showcase of the creative and scholarly output of members of the university community. ScholarWorks will act as a permanent digital archive for these scholarly materials, as well as information pertinent to our community at large.

Year publishing activities began: 2014

Organization: services are distributed across several campuses

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2.0)

Funding sources (%): non-library campus budget (50); grants (50)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based student-driven journals (1); student conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (1)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (journal); Symposium On University Research and Creative Expression; ETDs

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; graduate students

External partners: We partner with Pacific University to publish the International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities.

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: marketing; training metadata; dataset management; author copyright advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We hope to expand our collections of ETDs, journals, and conferences in the future, as well as providing support for other types of publications by members of our community.
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