University of Virginia

University of Virginia Library

Content Stewardship and Scholarly Communication
United States

Primary Contact:
Dave S. Ghamandi
Open Publishing Librarian

Program Overview

The UVa institutional repository, Libra, makes publications, including ETDs, available to the world and provides safe and secure storage for the scholarly output of the UVa. community. We are actively building an open access journal publishing service.

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 (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): (3) Currently publishing ETDs and datasets, expanding to journals

Open access focus (1–5): 5

Advisory/editorial board: N/A, but we plan on creating one

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: technical/research reports (2); conference papers (3); ETDs (714)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

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Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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; DOI assignment

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Efforts are underway to establish the library as an open access journal publisher.
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