McGill University

McGill University Library & Archives

Digital Initiatives

2019 CONTACT:
Jessica Lange, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Phone: 514-398-2895
Email: jessica.lange@mcgill.ca

Program Overview

McGill University Library showcases the research done by the McGill community via publishing initiatives such as electronic theses and dissertations, open access journals, and monographs, and by partnering with others to develop new methods to disseminate research.

Publishing Activities Began: 1988
Location: Canada
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1–5): 5 - Established
Open Access Focus (1–5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 95%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 0.50
  • Paraprofessional staff: 0.35
  • Graduate students:
  • Undergraduates: 0.1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Materials Budget: %
  • Library Operating Budget: 95%
  • Non-library Campus Budget: %
  • Endowment Income: %
  • Charitable Contributions: %
  • Grants: 5%
  • Sales Revenue: %
  • Licensing Revenue: %
  • Charge Backs: %
  • Other: %

Publishing Activities

All Library Publishing Activities:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 7
  • Campus-based Student-driven Journals: 1
  • Journals Produced for External Groups: 4
  • Monographs: 1

Open Access Publishing:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 8
  • Campus-based Student-driven Journals: 3
  • Journals Produced for External Groups: 4
  • Monographs: 1

Highlights

Disciplinary Specialties:
Top Publications:
  • The Journal of Indian Ocean World Studies (journal)
  • Education Libraries (journal)
  • CuiZine (journal)
  • McGill Journal of Education (journal)
  • Canadian Review of Art Education (journal)

Partners

Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; undergraduate students
External Partners: Public Knowledge Project; Erudit; ThesesCanada

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • OJS
  • Digitool

Additional Services:
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • author advisory – copyright
  • author advisory – other
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • notification of A&I sources
  • peer review management
  • training