Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University Library

Thesis Office

Primary Contact:
Nicole White
Head, Research Commons

Program Overview

Responsible for accepting formatted theses and dissertations, and depositing them in the Library’s institutional repository, Summit. Summit also acts as a publication platform for University authors (e.g., conference papers, technical reports). Conforms to OAI-PMH.

Year publishing activities began: 2004

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (2)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

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Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: technical/research reports (39); faculty conference papers and proceedings (40); ETDs (563); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (1)faculty-driven and graduate student journals (10); scholarly conferences (2)

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

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

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Publishing platform(s): Drupal

Digital preservation strategy: Archivematica; in-house

Additional services: copy-editing; training; analytics; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; author copyright advisory; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Working toward becoming a Trusted Digital Repository; moving to exclusively digital thesis submission.
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