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
  • Stage Comments:
  • 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.


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? no

Work with a university press? yes
  • University Press Partners: UNC Press
Administer a university press? yes

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