University of Calgary

Libraries and Cultural Resources

Centre for Scholarly Communication

Primary Contact:
Tim Au Yeung
Coordinator, Digital Repository Technologies

Program Overview

The Centre for Scholarly Communication provides innovative solutions for the creation, evaluation, dissemination, and preservation of the research output of the academy. A priority for Libraries and Cultural Resources, the Centre enables scholars through: sustainable electronic publishing using a variety of platforms; robust dissemination of digital collections in multiple formats; a platform for partnerships and discussion of trends and ideas; and solutions for longer term preservation of digital collections.

Year publishing activities began: 2001

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (2.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (80); grants (20)

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 (6); student-driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (7); technical/ research reports (24); faculty conference papers and proceedings (55); student conference papers and proceedings (8); newsletters (3); ETDs (659); occasional papers

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Arctic (journal); ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature (journal); Journal of Military and Strategic Studies (journal); ETDs

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners: scholarly societies (e.g., Canadian Evaluation Society); research institutes (e.g., Arctic Institute of North America); individual faculty at other Canadian universities (e.g., University of Saskatchewan)

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; DSpace; OJS/OCS/OMP; locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: Archivematica; COPPUL; DuraCloud/DSpace; Synergies; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
The university press is a unit within the library. Working collaboratively, the library and press share expertise and technologies to support and extend scholarly publishing services. Changes resulting from the integration include transition of press journals to library-hosted online journals (most now open access) and the initiation of open access book publishing. For this survey, activities associated with books under our Press imprint were not included. View All Entries