University of Texas at San Antonio

University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries

Learning Technology
United States

Primary Contact:
Posie Aagaard
Assistant Dean for Collections and Curriculum Support

Program Overview

The UTSA Libraries collaborate with faculty to disseminate original scholarly content using a variety of platforms, ensuring open access while simultaneously acknowledging reader preferences.

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (0.1)

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 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty conference papers and proceedings (1)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; video; concept maps/modeling maps/visualizations

Disciplinary specialties: astronomy

Top publications: Torus Workshop 2012 (conference proceedings)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: individual faculty; graduate students

External partners: Science Organizing Committee

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; hosting of supplemental content; audio/ video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Actively seeking new opportunities to collaborate with faculty on publishing projects.
For our pilot publishing project, we collaborated with faculty who expressed a strong preference for using iBooks/iTunes as a publishing platform because the primary audience for the material (astronomy scholars) prefer to consume content on iPads. In addition to producing an iBook, we produced a multimedia-PDF, converting the content to a more open format for wider access and preservation purposes. View All Entries