University of San Diego

Copley Library

Special Collections and Archives
United States

Primary Contact:
Kelly Riddle
Digital Initiatives Librarian

Program Overview

Copley Library at the University of San Diego is dedicated to providing publishing services that disseminate work created at the university so that it is readily discoverable, openly accessible, preserved, and sustainable. The library’s publishing program serves to advance scholarly conversations and foster intellectual collaboration both locally and globally.

Year publishing activities began: 2013

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (1); undergraduate students (1)

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:

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations

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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: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: training; cataloging; metadata; author copyright advisory; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: This year will see the launch of an ETD pilot program and several student-led creative and scholarly journals.
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