Florida International University

University Libraries

Digital Collections Center
United States

Primary Contact:
Jill Krefft
Institutional Repository Coordinator

Program Overview

FIU’s Institutional Repository is a full-text, online, open access repository and publishing platform for the scholarship and creative output of FIU. The goals of the repository are to serve as a persistent and centralized access point for FIU scholarship and creative works; promote faculty and student research to a global community; preserve the history, growth and development of FIU. The mission of the Florida International University publishing program is to provide a set of services and tools to host, provide open access to, and preserve research and scholarship created by members of FIU.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2); paraprofessional staff (1.25)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 5

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: Class, Race and Corporate Power; Florida Medical Student Research Journal; La Revista Leer, Escribir y Descubrir

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (3); campus-based student-driven journals (1); technical/research reports (26); faculty conference papers and proceedings (45); student conference papers and proceedings (47); newsletters (5); ETDs (449); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (11); working papers (9) ; occasional papers ()

Number of open access titles: journals (4); monographs ()

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images; video

Disciplinary specialties: Biological Sciences; Physics; Education; Humanities; Earth and Environmental Studies; Medice and Health Sciences

Top publications: Elecctronic Theses and Dissertations; Hospitality Review (journal); South Florida Education Research Conference Proceedings (conference proceedings); Class, Race and Corporate Power (journal); Florida International University Course Catalogs

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 75

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: Florida Digital Archive (FDA) - FLVC

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; metadata ISSN registry; peer review management; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming; author copyright advisory; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Continue to expand journal publishing services and support undergraduate and graduate student collections
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