University of Puget Sound

Collins Memorial Library

Digital Collections
United States

Primary Contact:
Benjamin Tucker

Program Overview

Sound Ideas represents the scholarship and creative works of the faculty, staff and students of the University of Puget Sound. Sound Ideas, organized and made accessible by Collins Memorial Library, demonstrates our institutional commitment to helping enrich the global academic community through sharing and collaboration.

Year publishing activities began:

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.1); undergraduate students (0.25)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based student-driven journals (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); student conference papers and proceedings (2); ETDs (1); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (7)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; video

Disciplinary specialties: Neuroscience

Top publications: School of Occupational Therapy Theses; Sound Neuroscience: An Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal; Economics Theses

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 0

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners:

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

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: outreach; metadata; author copyright advisory; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Continued growth of thesis and undergraduate capstone collections, and development of original journals.
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