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 (1); paraprofessional staff (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (95); charge-backs (5)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (4); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (15); newsletters (3); databases (5); ETDs (570); peer reviewed video analytics—annotated clips of mathematics education videos (57)

Number of open access titles: journals (5)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: humanities; social science; science; education; inter-disciplinary

Top publications: ETDs; Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy (journal); Journal of Jazz Studies (journal); Journal of Rutgers University Libraries (journal); New Jersey Studies (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 50

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): Fedora; OJS; Scalar

Digital preservation strategy: in-house (RUcore, Rutgers' Institutional Repository)

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); outreach; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: A. Collaborate with the University Press, B. Establish a cost-recovery process for journal publishing, C. Investigate open textbook publishing.
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