Ohio State University

University Libraries

Digital Content Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Melanie Schlosser
Digital Publishing Librarian

Program Overview

Our mission is to engage with partners across the university to increase the amount, value, and impact of OSU-produced digital content.

Year publishing activities began: 2004

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (3.5); undergraduate students (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 (4); student-driven journals (2); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); monographs (4); technical/research reports (17); student conference papers and proceedings (26); newsletters (6); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (447); conference and event lectures and presentations (727); graduate student culminating papers and projects (43); graduate student research forum papers and symposia posters (44); undergraduate research forum presentations and posters (40)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

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

External partners: Society for Disability Studies; The Ohio Academy of Science

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS/OCS/OMP

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; notification of A&I sources; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; consulting and educational programming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Formalizing policies and procedures, recruiting new publishing partners, and adding new services.
Although an ETD program is considered library publishing for this survey, we did not include ETDs. Our dissertations and theses are submitted by students to the OhioLINK consortial ETD database. Since autumn term 2002, dissertations have been produced by the student in electronic format and submitted to the OhioLINK ETD Center. Beginning calendar 2009, all master’s theses have been produced by the student in electronic format and submitted to the OhioLINK ETD Center. We do not host our dissertations and theses separately. View All Entries