Grand Valley State University
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons
Collections and Digital ScholarshipJacklyn Rander, Publishing Services Manager
In order to increase visibility and access, Grand Valley State University Libraries provides open access infrastructure and support for the publication of scholarly, educational, and creative works affiliated with GVSU, including journals, open education materials, conference proceedings, and ETDs.
- Publishing activities began: 2008
- Location: United States
- Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
- Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
- Stage comments:
- Open access focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
- Program advisory/editorial board: No
- Peer reviewed journals: 75%
- Professional staff: 2
- Library operating budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, inactive back-issues; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.
|Conference papers and proceedings, faculty||2||2|
|Conference papers and proceedings, student|
|Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)||2|
|Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)||39|
|Journals, campus-based faculty-created||10|
|Journals, campus-based student-created||4|
|Journals, contracted by external groups|
|Journals, inactive back issues|
|Undergraduate capstones/honors theses||62|
2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.
- Online Readings in Psychology and Culture (journal)
- Mathematical Reasoning (textbook)
- Trigonometry (textbook)
- The Foundation Review (journal)
- cross-cultural psychology
- language arts
PartnersInternal partners: campus departments or programs
Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?
Work with a university press?
Administer a university press?
Technologies & Services
- Digital Commons (bepress)
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- dataset management
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- hosting of supplemental content
- ISSN registry
- peer review management
- Amazon Glacier
- Amazon S3
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
In 2021, the GVSU Libraries were awarded an internal grant to accelerate support for Open Educational Resources (OER), including OER publishing capacity. As part of this initiative, we are piloting a student position focused on editorial and production work, minigrants to cover production costs related to library-published materials, and open textbook development programs. In addition to using the Digital Commons and PressbooksEDU platforms, we’re experimenting with PreTeXt (pretextbook.org) versions of some mathematics OER previously published in PDF or LaTeX.
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