Florida State University

Robert Manning Strozier Library

Technology and Digital Scholarship
United States

Primary Contact:
Devin Soper
Scholarly Communication Librarian
850 645 2600

Program Overview

University Libraries’ Office of Digital Research & Scholarship provides consultations and information about open access, as well as FSU’s institutional repository, and administration of the Open Access Publishing Fund. The Academic Publishing Team works directly with faculty and students to achieve their academic publishing goals by providing tools and expertise in dissemination of scholarly work, managing copyrights, and maximizing the impacts of research.

Year publishing activities began: 2011

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); graduate students (0.25)

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 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (3); campus-based student driven journals (1); technical/research reports (1); student conference papers and proceedings (50); ETDs (1500); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (100)

Number of open access titles: campus-based faculty-driven journals (3); campus-based student-driven journals (1)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: PDF, HTML

Disciplinary specialties: Art Education; Undergraduate Research; Law; Arts and Literature

Top publications: FSU Law Review; The Owl: The Florida State University Undergraduate Research Journal; Journal of Art for Life; HEAL: Humanism Evolving through Arts and Literature

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

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): Islandora; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; metadata ISSN registry; open URL support; peer review management; business model development; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: The Office of Digital Research & Scholarship seeks to expand services by: providing support and hosting to new journals and formats, as well as advising and consulting for existing journals; transitioning from our bepress-based IR to one based on Islandora; and supporting the development of OER on campus.
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