Northeastern University

University Libraries

Scholarly Communication
United States

Primary Contact:
Hillary Corbett
Scholarly Communication Librarian
617-373-2352

Program Overview

The University Libraries offer a growing suite of publishing services in response to the needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Libraries provide an online platform for journal publishing and the opportunity to produce innovative online collections and e-books through its digital repository service. Through the repository service, the Libraries also provide open access to the university’s electronic theses and dissertations, scholarly research output, and university-produced objects.

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (0.25)

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 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (2); student-driven journals (2); monographs (2); technical/research reports (1); ETDs (390); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (19)

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Media formats: text; images

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); Fedora; Omeka; Issuu

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; copy-editing; outreach; training; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; notification of A&I sources; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; dataset management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Working to expand the capabilities of our digital repository, in response to users’ needs for space that can accommodate new kinds of projects; bringing another faculty journal online in the coming year.
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