Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University Libraries

Office of the Dean of Libraries
United States

Primary Contact:
Mark S. Roosa
Dean of Libraries
310-506-4252

Program Overview

The Pepperdine Libraries provide a global gateway to knowledge, serving the diverse and changing needs of our learning community through personalized service at our campus locations and rich computer-based resources. At the academic heart of our educational environment, our libraries are sanctuaries for study, learning, and research, encouraging discovery, contemplation, social discourse, and creative expression. As the information universe continues to evolve, our goal is to remain responsive to users’ needs by providing seamless access to both print and digital resources essential for learning, teaching, and research. The libraries, through Pepperdine Digital Commons, offer a wide array of digital publications that are openly available for study, research, and learning.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1)

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 (1); campus-based student driven journals (7); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); newsletters (4); ETDs (536); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (5); undergraduate student research; faculty profiles and publications; datasets

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

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

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

Media formats: text; images; audio; data

Disciplinary specialties: Religion; Business; Public Policy; Psychology; Law

Top publications: Pepperdine Law Review (journal); Leaven (journal); Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal (journal); The Journal of Business, Entrepeneurship and the Law; Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary (journal)

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: Library Publishing Coalition

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); CONTENTdm

Digital preservation strategy: DuraCloud; LOCKSS; Portico

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; cataloging; metadata; dataset management; digitization; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Publishing additional undergraduate research; creating a line of monographic publications; publishing rich media content (e.g., video presentations); implementing an enterprise digital preservation solution; identifying new ways of participating in the editorial processes generally associated with publishing.
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