University of South Florida

Tampa Library

Digital Scholarship Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Carol Ann Borchert
Director, Digital Scholarship Services

Program Overview

The USF Tampa Library strives to develop and encourage research collaboration and initiatives throughout all areas of campus. Members of the USF community are encouraged to deposit their research with Scholar Commons. We commit to assisting faculty, staff, and students in all stages of the deposit process, to managing their work to optimize access/ readership, and to ensure long-term preservation. Long-term preservation and increasing accessibility will increase citation rates and highlight the research accomplishments of this campus. Scholar Commons will have a direct impact on the University’s four strategic goals: student success, research innovation, sound financial management, and creating new partnerships.

Year publishing activities began: 2007

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (3); paraprofessional staff (1.25)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (60); endowment income (40)

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 (16); monographs (2); textbooks (1); technical/research reports (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (68); newsletters (2); ETDs (719)

Number of open access titles: journals (16); monographs (2)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: geology and karst; literature; environmental sustainability; holocaust and genocide; math/quantitative literature

Top publications: Social Science Research: Principles, Methods, and Practices (textbook); Journal of Strategic Security (journal); International Journal of Speleology (journal); Numeracy: Advancing Education in Quantitative Literacy (journal); ETDs

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 92

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI); Aphra Behn Society; Union Internationale de Spéléologie; Center for Conflict Management (CCM) of the National University of Rwanda (NUR); Henley- Putnam University; National Numeracy Network (NNN); IAVCEI Commission on Statistics in Volcanology (COSIV); Babeş-Bolyai University; National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University, The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS)

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS; Portico; Digital Commons Private LOCKSS Network; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion; bepress

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand; typesetting; marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; dataset management; peer review management; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: ingesting the USF FAIR CV Bank, and expanding data content areas.
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