Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Hunt Library/Hazy Library

Hunt Library
United States

Primary Contact:
Chip Wolfe
Digitization Specialist
386 226 7369

Program Overview

The primary objective of the ERAU Scholarly Commons publishing service is to provide open access to the research activities of ERAU faculty, students, and staff. Other objectives include the publication of scholarly material related to aviation and aerospace studies, and to the ERAU archives.

Year publishing activities began: 2013

Organization: services are distributed across several campuses

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2); paraprofessional staff (0.75); undergraduate students (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (46); non-library campus budget (54)

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 (4); monographs (1); technical/research reports (24); faculty conference papers and proceedings (43); student conference papers and proceedings (54); ETDs (420); Aviation related scrapbook; Special Collections Archives (newspapers; year book; Space Congress).

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: Aerospace; Aviation; Aeronautics; Airline Quality; Aviation/Aerospace Education

Top publications: Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research; Space Congress Proceedings; Airline Quality Rating Report; International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace; Avion

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 75

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Canaveral Council of Tech. Societies

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; Iron Mountain

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); training; analytics; metadata ISSN registry DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: The Hunt Library is requesting a full-time librarian position to expand publishing services. Currently there is no dedicated position and the service has reached its ability to develop more publishing opportunities.
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