University of Nevada Las Vegas

University of Nevada Las Vegas Libraries

Scholarly Communication Initiatives Department
United States

Primary Contact:
John Novak
Head, Scholarly Communication Initiatives

Program Overview

The repository is a service of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries. The mission is to capture, preserve, and share the intellectual output of UNLV faculty, staff, students, and collaborations with other stakeholders. Research and scholarly archived output includes: articles, monographs, audio/visual presentations, working papers, technical reports, conference papers/posters, theses/dissertations, data sets, and publicly-funded research.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2); paraprofessional staff (1)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Established

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: No

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: No

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (3); monographs (0); ETDs (310); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (5)

Number of open access titles: journals (6); monographs (n/a)

Number of paid titles: journals (0); monographs (n/a)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (0); monographs (n/a)

Media formats: text; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: business, engineering, gaming, social and behavioral sciences, water

Top publications: ETDs; Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice (journal); UNLV Gaming Research & Review Journal (journal); UNLV Basketball programs; Public Lands Institute (technical reports)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 33

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); CONTENTdm

Digital preservation strategy: Archive-It, HathiTrust,

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; metadata; open URL support; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Investigating the implementation of persistent digital identifiers as well as systems that will enable us to attain a higher level of digital preservation
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