Illinois State University

Milner Library

Scholarly Communication
United States

Primary Contact:
Anne Shelley
Scholarly Communication Librarian

Program Overview

Milner Library’s scholarly communication program supports and promotes research produced at Illinois State University. The program seeks to collaborate with library personnel and other campus units to provide services that support research and scholarly publishing at the University; educate faculty, students, and staff about their rights as authors, open access, and emerging publishing models; advance open access to information; extend the reach of scholarship produced at Illinois State University; and engage in wider conversations about scholarly communication to stay current in a changing

Year publishing activities began: 2013

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

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Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 4

Open access focus (1–5): 5

Advisory/editorial board: yes

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (3); faculty conference papers and proceedings (2); newsletters (2); ETDs (100); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (20)

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Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

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Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

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