Florida State University

Robert Manning Strozier Library

Technology and Digital Scholarship
United States

Primary Contact:
Devin Soper
Scholarly Communications Librarian
850 645 2600

Program Overview

University Libraries’ Office of Digital Research & Scholarship provides consultations and information about open access, FSU’s institutional repository, and the Libraries’ open journal publishing platform. The Academic Publishing Team works directly with faculty and students to achieve their academic publishing goals by providing tools for and expertise in disseminating scholarly work, managing copyrights, and maximizing the impact of research.

Year publishing activities began: 2011

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

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): developmental stage

Open access focus (1–5): Completely

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: Journal of Art for Life (http://journals.fcla.edu/jafl/issue/view/4260); The Owl: The FSU Undergraduate Research Journal (http://journals.fcla.edu/owl/issue/view/4461); Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology: Current Status and Future Directions (http://journals.fcla.edu/svp2016/)

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (1); campus-based student-driven journals (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (500); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (125);

Number of open access titles: journals (2); monographs (1)

Number of paid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Media formats: PDF

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

Top publications: The Owl: The Florida State University Undergraduate Research Journal (journal); Journal of Art for Life (journal); Integrating Theory, Research, and Practice in Vocational Psychology: Current Status and Future Directions (conference proceedings)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

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): 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; minting DOIs

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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