Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia Queensland

IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre

Information Resources Department

Mark Lamont, Director, Information & Resources
Phone: (07) 36326811

Program Overview

The IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre is an essential resource for those involved in the public works sector. It combines traditional engineering research with contemporary technologies to provide collections of podcasts, articles, and images appropriate to a modern dedicated information repository.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2016
  • Location: Australia
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: organization (e.g. non-profit association, library consortia) that provides or supports library publishing activities on behalf of its library members
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Stage Comments: At present we are engaging in discussions with Engineering and other Public Sector journals to act as a middle entity for the papers published by us to by considered for further publication in peer reviewed academic periodicals.
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 40%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 7
  • Paraprofessional staff: 2
  • Graduate students: 2
  • Undergraduates: 2
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Materials Budget: 20%
  • Library Operating Budget: 40%
  • Sales Revenue: 40%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; databases; journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, contracted by external groups; technical/research reports.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty 146 44 102
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Databases 3 3
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 9 9
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups 1 1
Journals, inactive back-issues
Technical/Research Reports 17 17
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. 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.


Top Publications:
  • Queensland Urban Drainage Manual (book)
  • Street Planning and Design Manual (book)
  • Construction and Maintenance of Infrastructure Supervisor's Handbook (book)
  • Engineering for Public Works Journal (journal)
  • Lower Order Roads Design Guidelines (book)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • transport engineering
  • flood and stormwater management
  • asset design and management
  • street planning and design
  • native title and aboriginal cultural heritage


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner

Best publications to refer to our program: Publications that address issues across the entire public works sector with a particular emphasis on engineering for that sector.

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? no

Work with a university press? no

Administer a university press? no

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • data
  • images
  • modeling
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • audio/video streaming
  • author advisory – other
  • copyediting
  • digitization
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • open URL support
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
  • In-house
Service Vendors: Max Gecko Design; Productiv Media; Digital 8; IPWEAQ Professional Development; McCullogh Robertson; JPL Media

Additional Information

Other Information:
Plans for Expansion & Future Directions: The IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre has seen a doubling in usage over the last 12 months. While it's primary role is to be the first site of publishing for papers, articles and proceeding from various conferences, the intention going forward is to also act as an intermediary space, intersecting with academic engineering journals and advocating on behalf of our contributors for wider publication opportunities within those journals. It has also proven to be a site of knowledge generation with users accessing and sharing information while working from home during the COVID 19 isolation period.
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