Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Hunt Library/Hazy Library

Hunt Library
United States

Primary Contact:
Chip Wolfe
Digitization Specialist

Program Overview

ERAU Scholarly Commons is an open access digital repository of the intellectual output produced by the faculty, students and staff of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. By collecting and preserving the University community’s research in a single location, ERAU Scholarly Commons provides a digital showcase for campus publications, archival materials, library special collections and other University-related creative works not published elsewhere.

Year publishing activities began: 2013

Organization: services are distributed across campus

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 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (2); campus-based student-driven journals (1); monographs (193); technical/research reports (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (756); student conference papers and proceedings (398); ETDs (181)

Number of open access titles: journals (3); monographs (193)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: aerospace; aviation; aeronautics; airline quality; unmanned aircraft systems

Top publications: Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education and Research (journal); Space Congress Proceedings (conference proceedings); Airline Quality Rating Report (technical reports); International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace (journal); Avion (newspaper)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 50

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Canaveral Council of Tech. Societies (CCTS); NASA; FAA

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: A Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Hunt Library will start in the Fall of 2016 and will be dedicated full time to the Open Access publishing needs of the university. We will be launching the Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law this summer coupled with the Annual Digital Forensics, Security and Law conference in the Spring.
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