University of Central Florida

John C. Hitt Library

Digital Initiatives
United States

Primary Contact:
Lee Dotson
Digital Initiatives Librarian
407-823-1236

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 System (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

Total FTE in support of publishing activities:

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Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

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Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (1); ETDs (323); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (160)

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: English language learner education; Standards-based education; Technology-assisted instruction; Assessment; Community initiatives

Top publications: The Tapestry Journa

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners: Florida Virtual Campus

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; OJS; locally developed software; Florida Virtual Campus ETD hosting service

Digital preservation strategy: FCLA DAITSS

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

Additional Information

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