University of Redlands

Armacost Library

Paige Mann, Assistant Director for Public Services | STEM Librarian | Scholarly Communications Librarian

Program Overview

In support of the mission of the University of Redlands, the main objective of the Institutional Scholarly Publication and Information Repository (InSPIRe) is to: diversify scholarly and creative canons through inclusive and equitable practices; enrich scholarship through the digital preservation of and open access to the University’s scholarly output and creative works; further teaching and learning opportunities by facilitating the publication of open educational resources (OERs); foster understanding of the opportunities, rights, and responsibilities related to online publishing; and increase awareness of the University’s scholarly and creative activities.

  • Publishing activities began: 2013
  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: services distributed across campus
  • Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Stage comments:
  • Open access focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
  • Program advisory/editorial board: No
  • Peer reviewed journals: 100%
Staffing (in full-time equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 20
  • Paraprofessional staff: 70
Funding sources for publishing activities:
  • Library operating budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2021 Open access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) 10
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 1
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back issues
Technical/research reports
Undergraduate capstones/honors theses 13

2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Top publications:
  • Journal of Computer Science Integration (journal)
  • Undergraduate Honors Theses (capstones/theses)
  • MS GIS Major Individual Projects (ETDs)
  • Ed.D. Dissertations in Leadership for Educational Justice (ETDs)
  • Armacost Library Undergraduate Research Awards (capstones/theses)
Disciplinary specialties:
  • computer science education (K12)


Internal partners: campus departments or programs

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)

Best publications to refer to our program: Original papers, commentaries, and reviews that focus on K12 computer science integration that are accessible and of interest to educators, researchers, and practitioners.

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?

Work with a university press?

Administer a university press?

Technologies & Services

Media formats:
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • images
  • text
Softwares & platforms:
  • OJS
  • Ubiquity Repositories

Additional services:
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • outreach
  • training
Digital preservation strategy:
Service vendors: Crossref, Ubiquity Press