Florida Atlantic University

SE Wimberly Library

Digital Library
United States

Primary Contact:
Joanne Parandjuk
Digital Initiatives Librarian

Program Overview

Recognizing the publishing needs of campus members and local partners, an open access publishing service was initiated by the FAU Digital Library in support of scholarly communications across campus and the wider dissemination of FAU research and creative content.

Year publishing activities began: 2011

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1); graduate students (0.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (85); charge backs (15)

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 (1); ETDs (185); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (50)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: geosciences; undergraduate research; communications; local history

Top publications: The Florida Geographer (journal); Democratic Communique (journal); FAU Undergraduate Research Journal (journal); Journal of Coastal Research (journal backfile); Broward Legacy (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 80

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Broward County Historical Society

Publishing platform(s): Islandora; OJS/OCS/OMP

Digital preservation strategy: Florida Digital Archive

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registration; digitization; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We have just launched the second issue of the first volume of our Undergraduate Research Journal to instill scholarly inquiry and practices among undergraduates, and we hope to see a rise in the research activity of our students.
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