Rutgers University

Rutgers University Libraries

Technical and Automated Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Grace Agnew
Associate University Librarian for Digital Library Systems

Program Overview

The Rutgers University Libraries support and enrich the instructional, research, and public service missions of the University through the stewardship of scholarly information and the delivery of information services. Our repository and publishing services contribute to the development of new knowledge through archiving, preserving and publishing the results of scholarly inquiry, including ETDs, journals and datasets.

Year publishing activities began: 2005

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.5); paraprofessional staff (1.5)

Funding sources (%):

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (4); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); databases (2); ETDs (744)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: ETDs; Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy (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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): Fedora; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; RUcore ( ) based on Fedora.

Additional services: outreach cataloging; metadata ISSN registry DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; dataset management; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: The ETD publishing program is established and has been in production since 2007. The journal publishing program is not yet in full production and enhancements including DOIs for articles and archiving is underway. The infrastructure for research data is in place and a pilot program is in progress.
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