James Madison University

JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies

United States

Primary Contact:
Laura Drake Davis
Digital Collections Librarian

Program Overview

The purpose of Library & Educational Technologies’ publishing program is to provide a central hub for scholarship associated with James Madison University. By providing this space, we enable: the discovery of research; platforms for open access and non-traditional publications; a survey of the local research landscape; and the identification of collaborators for future research. While the program at James Madison University is new, the anticipated publishing scope is broad and includes journals, conference proceedings, ETDs, and select Special Collections materials. It is anticipated that additional material types will be added, including datasets, campus publications, and other campus-produced materials.

Year publishing activities began: 2013

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (1.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based student driven journals (2); student conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (126); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (118)

Number of open access titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

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:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); Wordpress; locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS; Portico; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; dataset management; other author advisory; digitization; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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