University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas Libraries
Scholarly CommunicationsColleen Lyon, Head of Scholarly Communications
UT Libraries publishing services provide open, online access to the products of the University’s research and scholarship, preserve these works for future generations, promote new models of scholarly communication, and help deepen community understanding of the value of higher education. Our open education services aim to influence student success and access to instructional resources created by our expert faculty. We seek to mitigate the financial barriers that many students face in accessing and continuing higher education, and we strive to support innovative teaching through the use of openly licensed materials that allow instructors to achieve their course objectives and engage students actively in the creation of scholarship in new ways.
- Publishing activities began: 2008
- Location: United States
- Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
- Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
- Stage comments:
- Open access focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
- Program advisory/editorial board: No
- Professional staff: 2.5
- Paraprofessional staff: 1.5
- Library operating budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; datasets; electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses; student capstone projects and undergraduate papers.
|Conference papers and proceedings, faculty|
|Conference papers and proceedings, student|
|Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)|
|Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)||1279||1279|
|Journals, campus-based faculty-created|
|Journals, campus-based student-created|
|Journals, contracted by external groups|
|Journals, inactive back issues|
|Undergraduate capstones/honors theses||195|
2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.
- Electronic theses and dissertations
- Published research data
- Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles
- Population Research Center Research & Policy Brief Series
- Undergraduate honor theses/capstone projects
PartnersInternal partners: campus departments or programs
Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Technologies & Services
- concept maps or other visualizations
- multimedia/interactive content
- author advisory – copyright
- data visualization
- dataset management
- DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
- hosting of supplemental content
- Amazon S3
Additional InformationPlans for expansion & future directions:
We are currently examining what level of support we can provide for faculty who want to publish OER. We are also providing financial support to publish an OA journal.
We are currently working on updating our policies to make our services more inclusive.
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