Iowa State University

Iowa State University Library

Digital Repository
United States

Primary Contact:
Harrison W. Inefuku
Digital Repository Coordinator

Program Overview

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University provides free public access to research, scholarship and creative works by Iowa State’s faculty, students and staff, increasing visibility and impact and supporting our university’s land-grant mission. We provide support and hosting for publishing peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and monographs.

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2.6); paraprofessional staff (2); undergraduate students (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (50); non-library campus budget (50)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based student-driven journals (1); monographs (5); student conference papers and proceedings (83); ETDs (652)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Distillers Grains Technology Council

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Continuing to support our faculty, students and staff increase the visibility and impact of their research and scholarship through open access. Expanding our journal and conference proceedings publication activities.
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