SUNY Plattsburgh

Benjamin F. Feinberg Library

Instruction and Reference Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Joshua Beatty
Associate 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: professional staff (.175), undergraduates (.125)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Developmental stage

Open access focus (1–5): Completely

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: N/A

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (1); campus-based student-driven journals (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (8); student conference papers and proceedings (31); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (6); ETDs (5)

Number of open access titles: journals (2); monographs ()

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

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

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

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

Top publications: The Common Good (journal in Scholarship on Teaching and Learning); Center for Earth and Environmental Science student posters and service learning publications; In Our Own Image: An Oral History of Mexican Women Filmmakers (1988–1994) by Isabel Arredondo (book); Scientia Discipulorum (undergraduate science journal); Communication Sciences and Disorders senior capstone posters

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

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: marketing; outreach; training; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: publication of OERs in support of campus efforts; increasing integration with campus conferences
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