Gettysburg College

Musselman Library

Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Janelle Wertzberger
Assistant Dean and Director of Scholarly Communications

Program Overview

Our publishing mission is to increase visibility of and access to the scholarly works and creative activities of Gettysburg College faculty, students, and staff.

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.25); undergraduates (0.2)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (90); grants (10)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based student-driven journals (4); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); monographs (18); newsletters (4); databases (0); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (69); images of student studio art; student assignments and presentations; previously published faculty articles and book chapters

Number of open access titles: journals (5); monographs (18)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: U.S. Civil War; history; computer science; library science

Top publications: "What Makes a Monster and What Makes a Man? Exploring the Relationship between the Creator and the Creation in Three Gothic Novels" (capstone/thesis); "Digital Circuit Projects" (OER); "Introduction to MIPS Assembly Language Programming" (OER); "The Physiological Consequences of Bed Rest" (journal article); You’ve Gotta Read This! Summer Readers at Musselman Library (book)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 60

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Adams County Historical Society

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); CONTENTdm; WordPress; Shared Shelf

Digital preservation strategy: Archive-It; in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); outreach; training; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registry; peer review management; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Increase support for student-edited journals. Encourage creation and sharing of OERs.
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