Claremont University Consortium

Claremont Colleges Library

Collections Services and Scholarly Communication (CSSC);
United States

Primary Contact:
Allegra Swift
Head of Scholarly Communication & Digital Publishing

Program Overview

The Claremont Colleges Library publishing program provides centralized access to research and scholarship produced by faculty, students and librarians. The library publishes quality open access journals and unique digital collections originating from the Claremont Colleges. Scholarship@Claremont is an open access scholarship repository and publishing platform with a set of services to capture, store, index, and provide access to scholarship produced by the Claremont Colleges academic community. It offers worldwide access to the scholarly output from Pomona College, Claremont Graduate University, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Pitzer College, Keck Graduate Institute, and the Claremont Colleges Library. Undergraduate research figures prominently as do the journals that range from undergraduate conference papers to interdisciplinary and discipline specific publications with global contribution and access. Scholarship@Claremont brings together the Claremont Colleges’ scholarship into one location to maximize visibility, influence, and benefit for the individual as well as the institutions. The Claremont Colleges Digital Library (CCDL) is an open access repository that provides access to historical and visual resources collections created by and for Claremont Colleges faculty and students to support teaching and research, as well as videotaped lectures and symposia that take place in the library and on the campuses.

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

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

Funding sources (%): library materials budget (100)

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 (5); campus-based student-driven journals (3); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); monographs (3); technical/research reports (3); faculty conference papers and proceedings (5); student conference papers and proceedings (82); ETDs (93); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (1732); curriculum tools; library conference proceedings; undergraduate research awards; digital collections; lectures and symposia.

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

Disciplinary specialties: arts and humanities; social and behavioral sciences; physical and mathematical sciences; life sciences; business

Top publications: CMC senior theses; Journal of Humanistic Mathematics; STEAM Journal; Scripps senior theses; Performance Practice Review

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 70

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students

External partners: Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); CONTENTdm; Scalar; Omeka

Digital preservation strategy: Amazon S3; In the process of establishing a private LOCKSS network.

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Growing support for existing publications and alternative/non-traditional publications and possibly expanding into open educational resources and textbooks.
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