University of Central Florida

John C. Hitt Library

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, using Open Journal System (OJS) open source publishing software to publish electronic journals from scratch and host electronic journals in Florida OJ, and administering the STARS institutional repository hosted on the Digital Commons platform.

Year publishing activities began: 2004

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff, paraprofessional staff, graduate students, undergraduates

Funding sources (%): library operating budget, grants

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 (1); ETDs (323); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (160)

Number of open access titles: journals (1)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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 Journal (journal)

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

External partners: Florida Virtual Campus

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

Digital preservation strategy: FCLA DAITSS

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

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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