Connecticut College

Charles E. Shain Library

Special Collections & Archives
United States

Primary Contact:
Benjamin Panciera
Director of Special Collections & Archives

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: Services are part of the job description of an existing librarian.

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.25); paraprofessional staff (0.25)

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 2015:

Library publications in 2015: faculty conference papers and proceedings (40); newsletters (2); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (65)

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Media formats: text; images; audio; data

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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 provided by BEPress. We don't do anything beyond that.

Additional services: outreach; cataloging; metadata; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Using institutional repository to deliver resources from the College Archives to the campus community, alumni, and researchers
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