Clemson University

R.M. Cooper Library

Library Technology
United States

Primary Contact:
Andrew Wesolek
Head of Digital Scholarship

Program Overview

R.M. Cooper Library supports the production and dissemination of knowledge at Clemson University through the entirety of the scholarly communication lifecycle. As part of this effort, we offer the infrastructure and expertise to support the publishing of scholarly significant works that may not have another avenue for publication. These include theses and dissertations, student produced research posters, conference proceedings, two open access journals, open educational resources, and more.

Year publishing activities began: 2006


Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (2); undergraduates (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 (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (50); newsletters (1); ETDs (300); student research posters

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; video

Disciplinary specialties: South Carolina water resources

Top publications: NASIG Newsletter; South Carolina Water Resources Conference; Journal of South Carolina Water Resources

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 50

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: individual faculty

External partners: NASIG

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: MetaArchive

Additional services: training; analytics; metadata; dataset management; author copyright advisory

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We are in the very early stages of a partnership with Clemson Online to promote the creation and adoption of Open Educational Resources. We expect that the Libraries will serve as publisher of newly-created OER
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