University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island Libraries

Digital Initiatives
United States

Primary Contact:
Julia Lovett
Digital Initiatives Librarian

Program Overview

The Libraries support Open Access publications through our institutional repository platform, DigitalCommons@URI. Currently there are three actively publishing OA journals with URI faculty editors. We also publish current URI theses and dissertations and Senior Honors Projects through the repository.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

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

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

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Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (1); ETDs (150); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (50)

Number of open access titles: journals (1)

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Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

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Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: no digital preservation services provided

Additional services: ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers

Additional Information

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