Connecticut College

Charles E. Shain Library

Special Collections
United States

Primary Contact:
Benjamin Panciera
Director of Special Collections

Program Overview

Connecticut College seeks to make the products of student and faculty research and campus resources as widely available as possible through its institutional repository. Mandatory electronic submission of student honors theses began in 2011. The faculty overwhelmingly passed an open access policy in 2013, and the library has supported this by retrospectively making faculty research available through the institutional repository.

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1.5)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

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Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty conference papers and proceedings (20); newsletters (3); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (60)

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Media formats: text; audio

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

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Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion; no digital preservation services provided

Additional services: cataloging; metadata; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Seeking to optimize faculty participation and maximize the amount of available research in the institutional repository and inform faculty of the possibility of using the repository to make available unpublished material like conference papers and datasets.
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