University of Virginia

University of Virginia Library

Content Stewardship
United States

Primary Contact:
Ellen Ramsey
Director, Scholarly Repository Services
434-243-7079

Program Overview

The UVa institutional repository, Libra, makes publications available to the world and provides safe and secure storage for the scholarly output of the UVa. community. Efforts are underway to expand Library publishing activities beyond the institutional repository model to include UVa-hosted journals and other scholarly outputs.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2); paraprofessional staff (1)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (75); grants (25)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016: monographs (4); technical/research reports (4); ETDs (485); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (2)

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Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

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Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 0

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

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Publishing platform(s):

Digital preservation strategy: AP Trust

Additional services: analytics; cataloging; metadata; dataset management; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Exploratory efforts are underway to expand Library publishing services to UVa-hosted journals and emerging modes of faculty scholarship.
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