Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Library Systems
United States

Primary Contact:
Margaret Heller
Digital Services Librarian

Program Overview

Loyola eCommons is an open-access, sustainable, and secure resource created to preserve and provide access to research, scholarship, and creative works created by the university community for the benefit of Loyola students, faculty, staff, and the larger academic community. Sponsored by the University Libraries, Loyola eCommons is a suite of online resources, services, and people working in concert to facilitate a wide range of scholarly and archival activities, including collaboration, resource sharing, author rights management, digitization, preservation, and access by a global academic audience.

Year publishing activities began: 2011

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1); graduate students (0.25); undergraduate students (1.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (90); non-library campus budget (10)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

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Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty conference papers and proceedings (182); student conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (1996)

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Media formats: text; images; data

Disciplinary specialties: criminal justice; economics; social work

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

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Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; metadata; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Hosting conference proceedings and journals.
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