University of Virginia

University of Virginia Library

Content Stewardship
United States

Primary Contact:
Dave S. Ghamandi
Open Publishing Librarian

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 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 (3);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 2017:

Library publications in 2017: monographs (2); technical/research reports (15); conference papers (3); ETDs (821)

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

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): Hydra/Fedora; WordPress; locally developed software  

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: Efforts are underway to expand Library publishing services to UVa-hosted journals and emerging modes of faculty scholarship.
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