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 (1.5); paraprofessional staff (1)

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

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 (3); campus-based student-driven journals (1); technical/research reports (70); faculty conference papers and proceedings (74); student conference papers and proceedings (10); newsletters (11); ETDs (499); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (6); working papers (86) ; occasional papers (5)

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Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: Education; Environmental Sciences; History; Health and Medical Administration; Biology

Top publications: ETDs; Hospitality Review; South Florida Education Research Conference Proceedings; Class, Race and Corporate Power; Florida International University Course Catalogs

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:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: FCLA DAITSS

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; metadata ISSN registry; peer review management; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Work with faculty and students for hosting data associated with research, Include more student works and students publications.
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