University of San Diego

Copley Library

Special Collections and Archives
United States

Primary Contact:
Kelly Riddle
Digital Initiatives Librarian

Program Overview

Digital publishing at the University of San Diego’s Copley Library offers the university community the opportunity to share research, scholarly works, and other unique resources of historical or intellectual value. The library’s digital publishing program will serve to advance faculty and student success and will foster intellectual collaboration both locally and globally. The library is dedicated to developing publishing services that will support and disseminate knowledge created or sponsored by the university so that it is readily discoverable, openly accessible, preserved, and sustainable. A goal of digital publishing will be to introduce faculty to a variety of new publishing models.

Year publishing activities began: 2013

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1.5); undergraduate students (2)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

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Publishing Activities

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps/modeling maps/visualizations; multimedia/interactive content

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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); ContentPro

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

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

Additional Information

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