University of Toronto

University of Toronto Libraries

Information Technology Services;

Primary Contact:
Sian Meikle
Interim Director, ITS

Program Overview

The University of Toronto Libraries maintains both the Open Journal System (OJS) and T-Space, the university’s research repository with the aim to preserve and make available the university’s scholarly contributions. We provide leadership and actively support scholarly communication needs by developing alternative forms of publication and viability models for the future that ensure the production and capture of research output.

Year publishing activities began: 2003

Organization: services are distributed across several campuses

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (3.75); graduate students (2)

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-driven journals (25); student-driven journals (15); faculty conference papers and proceedings (170); student conference papers and proceedings (30); ETDs (6000); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (30)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps/modeling maps/visualizations; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 75

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: University of Toronto Press; campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners: Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL); Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL)

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; DSpace; Fedora; Islandora; OJS/OCS/ OMP; WordPress; bibapp

Digital preservation strategy: Archive-It; DuraCloud/DSpace; LOCKSS; Scholars Portal; Synergies; Internet Archive

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); outreach; training; cataloging; metadata; business model development; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Aligning (a more outwardly facing system for faculty profiling) with T-Space, the repository; working on copyright issues with our recently hired Scholarly Communication/ Copyright Librarian.
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