University of California

California Digital Library

California Digital Library,
United States

Primary Contact:
Catherine Mitchell
Director, Access & Publishing; Operations Director, Office of Scholarly Communication

Program Overview

The CDL Publishing team provides open access digital publication services to the University of California academic community, supports widespread distribution of UC research materials, and fosters new models of scholarly publishing through the development and application of advanced technologies. The CDL’s suite of publication services includes a system-wide digital publications platform as well as tools to support the UC Open Access Policy. All of these services are a part of UC’s broader effort to ensure a sustainable scholarly publishing system in the service of the University’s research and teaching enterprise.

Year publishing activities began: 2002

Organization: other (please specify)

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (6)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (28); campus-based student-driven journals (11); monographs (19); technical/research reports (2,107); student conference papers and proceedings (7); ETDs (3,974); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (11); UC faculty postprints (14,929)

Number of open access titles: journals (39); monographs (16)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles: monographs (3)

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations; ; We display PDF (rendered as an image), but can accept any format of file as a supplemental file and allow end users to download it. We stream audio and video.

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Dermatology Online Journal (journal); Western Journal of Emergency Medicine (journal); California Agriculture (journal); Perspectives in Medical Humanities (book series); California Classical Studies (book series)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners: SHARE, CrossRef (via EZID)

Publishing platform(s): OJS; locally developed software; XTF

Digital preservation strategy: UC3 Merritt

Additional services: training; analytics; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; author copyright advisory hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: [[[CE Note: Unable to add superscript here for TM after Editoria. Also, if supported, Editoria can hyperlink to]]]In 2017, CDL is rolling out a complete redesign of the eScholarship OA publishing platform to support html and multi-media publication formats, and to add support for optional services such as altmetrics and community discussion. We also plan to implement the Mellon-funded EditoriaTM book production platform (a joint project of CDL and UC Press) on the back end, giving monograph publishing partners a robust toolset to streamline their workflow.
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