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 and other digital scholarly projects. 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): (3) Developmental Stage

Open access focus (1–5): (5) Completely

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: 0 (We don't have an official "library press")

Library publications in 2018: ETDs (474)

Number of open access titles: 0

Number of paid titles: 0

Number of hybrid titles: 0

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

Disciplinary specialties: Full range of academic subjects in ETDs

Top publications: "Facebook and Other Internet Use and the Academic Performance of College Students" (thesis or dissertation); "The Beautiful Struggle: an Analysis of Hip Hop Icons, Archetypes, and Aesthetics" (thesis or dissertation); "Profitability Ratio Analysis for Professional Service Firms" (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)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100%

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

Internal partners: individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; OJS; Scalar; Wordpress

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

Additional services: graphic design (print or web), print­-on-­demand, training, analytics, cataloging, metadata, DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers, dataset management, author copyright advisory, other author advisory, hosting of supplemental content, other

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We are exploring the possibility of creating a joint imprint between the Libraries and Press which would be dedicated to publishing university-related OA publications.
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