University of Colorado Boulder

University Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Center for Research Data and Digital Scholarship

Thea Lindquist, Executive Director
Phone: 303-492-3996

Program Overview

We host open access journals on hosted Open Journal Systems software. We host ETDs, undergraduate honors theses, technical reports, newsletters, datasets, and other content created by the University of Colorado Boulder community in our open access institutional repository, CU Scholar.
  • Publishing activities began: 2014
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 2
  • Individual people: 3
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters
  • Posters

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 6
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 3
  • Campus-based student-created: 3
  • Peer-reviewed: 6
  • Currently inactive or archived: 2


Top Publications:
  • Decomposing the effect of color on memory: How red and blue affect memory differently (undergraduate honors thesis)
  • Postpartum Depression Among Adolescent Mothers: Examining and Treating Low-income Adolescents with Symptoms of Postpartum Depression (ETD)
  • Endogenous Replication Stress in Mother Cells Leads to Quiescence of Daughter Cells (journal article)
  • The Influence of Jazz on R&B Electric Bassists of the 1960s and 1970s (ETD)
  • Student Athlete Personal Branding and the impact of the name, image, and likeness (NIL) legislation (undergraduate honors thesis)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Engineering
  • Physics
  • Chemistry and biochemistry
  • Environmental sciences
  • Ecology and evolutionary biology


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Hyrax)
  • OJS
  • Samvera (including Hyku

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • data visualization
  • dataset management
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • metadata
  • peer review management
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3
  • Digital preservation services under discussion