UNC Greensboro

UNCG University Libraries

Technical Services

Anna Craft, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Metadata Services
Email: arcraft@uncg.edu

Program Overview

The UNCG University Libraries support the publishing of open access content through hosting and sharing open journals, unique electronic theses and dissertations, research data sets, and open educational resources (OER).

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2004
  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
  • Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 85%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 0.5
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, inactive back-issues; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Top Publications:
  • International Journal of Critical Pedagogy (journal)
  • Journal of Learning Spaces (journal)
  • Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (journal)
  • North Carolina Journal of Mathematics and Statistics (journal)
  • Communication Center Journal


  • Internal Partners: campus departments or programs
  • Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? Yes
  • Name of consortium:
  • Type of support:
Work with a university press? Yes
  • University Press Partners: UNC Press
Administer a university press? Yes
  • Relationship between library publishing and university press: Please describe the relationship between your library publishing program and your university press

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Dataverse
  • Islandora
  • OJS
  • Pressbooks
  • locally developed software

Additional Services:
  • cataloging
  • digitization
  • outreach
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • In-house