SUNY Plattsburgh

Benjamin F. Feinberg Library

Instruction and Reference Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Joshua Beatty
Senior Assistant Librarian

Program Overview

Digital Commons @ SUNY Plattsburgh is an online collection of the intellectual output of the college including, but not limited to, works published by faculty, their research materials, and exemplary student work. The repository is intended to preserve and promote the work of the college and its academic community.

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: librarian (.15); undergraduates (.125)

Funding sources (%):

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (1); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (35)

Number of open access titles: journals (3); monographs (1)

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: Expeditionary Studies; College history; Scholarship on Teaching and Learning; Communication Sciences and Disorders; Environmental Science/Environmental Studies

Top publications: DoNorth Magazine, Summer/Fall 2013; "Threading The Needles of South Dakota and Storming Devils Tower of Wyoming"; "In Our Own Image: An Oral History of Mexican Women Filmmakers (1988-1994)"; "Backcountry Skiing in Alaska's White Pass"; "Pinterest in the Writing Classroom: How Digital Curation and Collaboration Promotes Critical Thinking"

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): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; marketing; outreach; training; analytics; metadata; ISSN registry; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We plan to expand on all fronts: archiving faculty and student work, digitizing Special Collections materials, and publishing more student and scholarly journals.
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