University College Cork

Boole Library

Academic Library · Ireland

Research Services

Donna Ó Doibhlin, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Program Overview

To provide free open access to University College Cork's scholarly and scientific research publications and theses.
  • Publishing activities began: 2005
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 3.5
  • Individual people: 4
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals
  • Monographs

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 3
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 3
  • Peer-reviewed: 3
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 1


Top Publications:
  • The Boolean: Snapshots of Doctoral Research at University College Cork (journal)
  • Aigne Journal (journal)
  • Scenario: A Journal of Performative Teaching, Learning, Research (journal)
  • Chimera: U.C.C. Geographical Journal (journal)
  • Irish Journal of Anthropology (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Film and media studies
  • Archaeology, cultural studies, development studies, folklore studies, Gaeilge, Irish studies, and sociology
  • Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
  • Bilingual (English–German) Performative Teaching, Learning, Research
  • Geography


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty, Graduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
    The Library is responsible for Cork University Press
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Only work with internal partners
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Our publishing activities are only for members of University College Cork
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • text
  • visualizations
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS
  • Pressbooks

Additional Services:
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • cataloging
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • open URL support
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP