University of San Francisco

Gleeson Library / Geschke Center

United States

Primary Contact:
Charlotte Roh
Scholarly Communications Librarian

Program Overview

The USF Scholarship Repository is an institutional repository service provided by the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center in collaboration with Dorraine Zief Law Library to digitally collect, preserve and provide electronic access to scholarly works and research output by the University of San Francisco community. The objective of the library publishing program is to provide an open access platform for USF-produced scholarship.

Year publishing activities began: 2007

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2); 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 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (2); monographs (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (2); student conference papers and proceedings (28); ETDs (439); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (8)

Number of open access titles: journals (2); monographs (1)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: nursing communication; literary criticism

Top publications: Bearing Witness: Joyce Carol Oates Studies (journal); Nursing Communication (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

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: Amazon S3; DuraCloud; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: training; analytics; metadata; ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; peer review management; business model development; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Build the journals program to incorporate existing and desired publications on campus
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