James Madison University

JMU Libraries and Educational Technologies

Scholarly Resources & Discovery
United States

Primary Contact:
Grace L. Barth
Head of Digital Collections

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 (2); paraprofessional staff (1.75)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): (5) Established

Open access focus (1–5): 5

Advisory/editorial board: No

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: campus-based student-driven journals (4); student conference papers and proceedings (0); ETDs (613); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (127); faculty conference papers and proceedings (0)

Number of open access titles: journals (4); monographs (740)

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

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

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0%

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: Preservica; Amazon S3; Amazon Glacier

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; digitization; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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