Gustavus Adolphus College

Folke Bernadotte Memorial Library


United States

Primary Contact:
Barbara Fister
Professor and Academic Librarian
507-933-7553

Program Overview

We want to support the shift from closed, licensed access to information to open, shareable, and sustainable scholarship.

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: other (entrepreneurial, experimental, more or less a sandbox in which librarians help other faculty consider alternatives)

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (0.1)

Funding sources (%): other (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: monographs (1)

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Media formats: text

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Internal partners: individual faculty

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Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; WordPress; PressBooks

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Working with similar libraries to study the possible launch of a press.
We have published one monograph using PressBooks: an anthology based on faculty statements about teaching, scholarship, and service submitted for tenure and promotion. We wanted it to be lightweight and without cost other than time. It worked. We also have shared platform advice with faculty interested in publishing. It is all very much at the beginning and is without much in the way of technical or financial support, but we expect the resource commitment to grow. View All Entries