The Ohio State University

University Libraries

Digital Content Services knowledge-bank/
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: professional staff (2.5); 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 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (7); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (3); monographs (2); textbooks (1); technical/research reports (11); faculty conference papers and proceedings (6); student conference papers and proceedings (9); newsletters (6); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (322); conference and event lectures and presentations (94); graduate student culminating papers and projects (27); graduate student research forum papers and symposia posters (44); undergraduate research forum presentations and posters (71)

Number of open access titles: journals (12); monographs (10)

Number of paid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

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: We publish journals in conjunction with the Society for Disability Studies, The Medieval Association of the Midwest, and the Ohio Academy of Science.

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS; Wordpress

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:
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