Cornell University

Cornell University Library

Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services
United States

Primary Contact:
David Ruddy
Director, Scholarly Communications Services

Program Overview

Separate operations have their own mission statements (Project Euclid, arXiv, eCommons, CIP). In general, we wish to promote sustainable models of scholarly communications with an emphasis on access and affordability.

Year publishing activities began: 2000

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (7); undergraduate students (0.3)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (20); sales revenue (40); other (40)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (3); student-driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (69); monographs (170); technical/research reports (85000); ETDs (700); undergraduate capstone/ honors theses (50); case studies

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: mathematics; physics; statistics; computer science

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Duke University Press; scholarly societies; scholars worldwide

Publishing platform(s): DPubS; DSpace; locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); metadata; DOI assignment/ allocation of identifiers; open URL support; budget preparation; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: “Publishing” activities at Cornell are complex and include at least four fairly distinct operations: Project Euclid,, eCommons (an institutional repository), and Cornell Initiatives in Publishing (Cornell-related journals and books). Each of these operations arguably fit the provided criteria for “library publishing” activities.
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