Seattle Pacific University

Seattle Pacific University Library

Scholarly Communication
United States

Primary Contact:
Kristen Hoffman
Psychology and Scholarly Communications Librarian

Program Overview

The SPU Library Scholarly Communications program, in collaboration with the Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development, exists to enhance the library’s role in the discovery, creation, and sharing of faculty and student scholarship at Seattle Pacific University.

Year publishing activities began: 2014

Organization: services are distributed across campus

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

Funding sources (%):

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 3

Open access focus (1–5): 5

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: faculty conference papers and proceedings (16); newsletters (1); ETDs (36); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (34)

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

Disciplinary specialties: Biblical studies; educational leadership; business law, public responsibility, and ethics; clinical psychology; industrial and organizational psychology

Top publications: “A Political and Historic Analysis of the Relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia: how the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia has influenced U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East” (honors project); Beyond Borders (monograph); “Importance of School Library Programs” (white paper); “The Effects of Reflective Assessment on Student Achievement” (dissertation); “The Soul of Korean Christianity: How the Shamans, Buddha, and Confucius Paved the Way for Jesus in the Land of the Morning Calm” (honors project)

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

External partners: Theology of Work Project

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: content is backed up through bepress (Digital Commons)

Additional services: training; author copyright advisory; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We plan to add journals and additional audio/video content, faculty scholarship, and student work
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