Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey

Rutgers University Libraries

Scholarly Communication Center
United States

Primary Contact:
Rhonda Marker
RUcore Collection Manager/Head, Scholarly Communications Center

Program Overview

The goal of the Rutgers University Community Repository is to advance research and learning at Rutgers, to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, and to contribute to the development of new knowledge through the archiving, preservation, and presentation of digital resources. Original research products and papers of the faculty and administrators and the unique resources of the libraries will be permanently preserved and made accessible with tools developed to facilitate and encourage their continued use.

Year publishing activities began: 2002

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (16); graduate students (3)

Funding sources (%): library materials budget (80); grants (20)

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 (5); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (3); databases (1); ETDs (827); research/interview videos (200); a new scholarly communication form, the published video analytic, currently in use in our NSF- funded mathematics education collection, the Video Mosaic (

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; video; data; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: mathematics education; psychology; jazz music; New Jersey history; classical studies

Top publications: Video Mosaic Collaborative (website); Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy (journal); Journal of Jazz Studies (journal); Journal of Rutgers University Libraries (journal); New Jersey History (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: individual faculty; graduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): Fedora; OJS/OCS/OMP; locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; notification of A&I sources; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Expanding our publishing of original research and scholarship, with a particular focus on research data and digital video, including video of conferences and lectures held in the Alexander Library; exploring the publishing of undergraduate research in open access journals and new modes of scholarly communication, particularly in the humanities and social sciences.
Our focus is on the unique scholarship and resources of Rutgers University and on the research and education needs of our community. We develop new tools and services, including new modes of scholarly communication, in response to faculty and student needs, often through collaboration in research grants. View All Entries