Temple University

Temple University Libraries

Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications
United States

Primary Contact:
Annie Johnson
Library Publishing and Scholarly Communications Specialist

Program Overview

Temple University Libraries provides free and open access to scholarship produced by Temple University students. Currently, we focus on the publishing of doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, and the winning essays of the Livingstone Undergraduate Research Prize. We also offer the infrastructure and expertise to support the publishing of open access journals. We work closely with Temple University Press on many of our publishing initiatives.

Year publishing activities began: 2008

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (.5)

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

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: ETDs (344)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: Full range of academic subjects in ETDs

Top publications: "Profitability Ratio Analysis for Professional Service Firms" (thesis or dissertation); "Gender Inequality in Turkish Education System and the Causes" (thesis or dissertation); "A Pedagogical Guide to Extended Piano Techniques" (thesis or dissertation); "Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto: Its Genesis, Form, and Narrative Structure" (thesis or dissertation); "The Effects of Extensive Reading and Reading Strategies on Reading Self-Efficacy" (thesis or dissertation)

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Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; OJS; Scalar

Digital preservation strategy: HathiTrust; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion; backup of CONTENTdm instance via OCLC

Additional services: outreach; training; cataloging; metadata; DOI assignment/allocation of; identifiers; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We have recently launched an open access undergraduate research journal using OJS, which will publish its first issue in 2017. We hope to support more faculty and student-run open access journals in the future.
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