James Madison University

JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies

Scholarly Resources & Discovery
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. The publishing scope is broad and includes journals, conference proceedings, campus publications, ETDs, materials from campus-associated research centers, and select Special Collections materials. It is anticipated that additional material types will be added, including datasets, 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 (1.5); paraprofessional staff (1.75)

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 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based student-driven journals (4); student conference papers and proceedings (4); ETDs (671); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (242); faculty conference papers and proceedings (2)

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

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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

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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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