Portland State University

Portland State University Library

Digital Initiatives
United States

Primary Contact:
Sarah Beasley
Scholarly Communication Coordinator
503-725-3688

Program Overview

Portland State University (PSU) Library provides the infrastructure and a suite of services to offer a publishing platform that facilitates open access distribution; enhanced web search engine discovery through standards-based metadata and file formatting; permanent URLs; file formatting and format migration; copyright advisory for authors; and outreach for and promotion of PSU faculty or PSU departmentally sponsored content.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (2.5)

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: student-driven journals (1); monographs (1); student conference papers and proceedings (51); ETDs (2000); undergraduate capstone/ honors theses (26)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: physics; environmental sciences; engineering and computer science; urban studies and planning; education

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 0

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: marketing; outreach; analytics; cataloging; metadata; dataset management; peer review management; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Hosting journals, archiving monographs, and producing open access textbooks.
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