University of Central Florida

John C. Hitt Library

Information Technology and Digital Initiatives
United States

Primary Contact:
Lee Dotson
Digital Initiatives Librarian

Program Overview

The UCF Libraries currently provides publishing support for honors theses, graduate ETDs, and UCF affiliated or UCF faculty-edited open access e-journals. Efforts to support broader dissemination of scholarship include enabling access to a wide audience through freely accessible databases and using Open Journal Systems (OJS) open source publishing software to publish electronic journals from scratch and host electronic journals in Florida OJ. The UCF Libraries collaborates with the Florida Virtual Campus to provide these services.

Year publishing activities began: 2004

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

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Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (1); ETDs (260); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (188)

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Media formats: text

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Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners: Florida Virtual Campus

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

Digital preservation strategy: FCLA DAITSS

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

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