Trinity University

Coates Library

Discovery Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Jane Costanza
Head of Discovery Services

Program Overview

The Trinity University open access policy encourages faculty authors to retain non-commercial copyright for their scholarly publications and provides them with the means to negotiate those rights with their publishers. Additionally, open access facilitates the sharing of peer-reviewed research through Trinity’s digital repository (Digital Commons @ Trinity), which provides broad, free access to a faculty author’s scholarly work. The open access policy at Trinity depends for its effectiveness on faculty authors granting to the university permission to upload digital copies of their scholarly publications to Trinity’s digital repository.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1); undergraduate students (0.05)

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 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); monographs (4); textbooks; (1); technical/research reports (3); student conference papers and proceedings (36); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (22); administrative reports

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: teacher education; anthropology; psychology; mathematics; biology

Top publications: “Cognitive Bias Modification: Past Perspectives, Current Findings, and Future Applications” (thesis); “Cognitive Bias Modification: Induced Interpretive Biases Affect Memory” (thesis); “A Survey of Psychologists’ Attitudes Towards and Utilization of Exposure Therapy for PTSD” (thesis); “Islamophobia, Euro-Islam, Islamism and Post Islamism: Changing Patterns of Secularism in Europe” (thesis); Tipiti (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 50

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; undergraduate students

External partners: Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: CLOCKSS

Additional services: analytics; cataloging; metadata; open URL support; author copyright advisory

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We also support SelectedWorks.
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