UNC Greensboro

UNCG University Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Technical Services


Anna Craft, Professor and Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
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
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 0.5
  • Individual people: 3
  • Funding sources: Grants, Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 6
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 6
  • Peer-reviewed: 6
  • Currently inactive or archived: 7


Top Publications:
  • International Journal of Critical Pedagogy (journal)
  • Journal of Learning Spaces (journal)
  • Journal of Appreciative Education (journal)
  • Communication Center Journal (journal)
  • North Carolina Journal of Mathematics and Statistics (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Learning spaces
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Appreciative education
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Communications


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s 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 which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

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

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