University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa

Morisset Library / Bibliothèque Morisset

Academic Library · Canada

Open Scholarship and Digital Initiatives / Érudition ouverte et initiatives numériques

Leigh-Ann Butler, Scholarly Communication Librarian
Phone: 613-562-5800 ext. 4563

Program Overview

uOttawa Library recognizes the importance of supporting scholarly communication initiatives and increasing the visibility of academic research. We offer journal services using OJS to increase access to journals produced by the uOttawa community and to encourage the creation of new ones.
  • Publishing activities began: 2010
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: One priority among many
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English and French

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 1
  • Funding sources: Library materials budget

Publishing Activities

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

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 9
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 5
  • Campus-based student-created: 3
  • Contracted by external groups: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 9
  • Currently inactive or archived: 3


Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Medicine
  • Health sciences and nursing
  • Criminology
  • Language
  • Governance


  • Internal partners:  Individual faculty; Graduate students; Undergraduate students
  • 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)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • Dataverse
  • DSpace
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • DOI distribution
  • cataloging
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP