University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo Library

Digital Initiatives

Primary Contact:
Pascal Calarco
AUL, Research & Digital Discovery Services
519-888-4567 ext. 38215

Program Overview

Enabling original scholarly research at the University of Waterloo from faculty, students, and staff.

Year publishing activities began: 1998

Organization: services are distributed across campus

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (0.5)

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: student-driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (3); newsletters (6); databases (1); ETDs (840)

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Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: disability studies; mechanical engineering; sociology and criminology; food science

Top publications: ENGINE: Pre-Print Server for IEEE Society for Vehicular Technology (preprints); Canadian Journal of Disability Studies (journal); Canadian Graduate Journal of Sociology and Criminology (journal); Canadian Journal of Food Safety (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Theses Canada; Canadian Disability Studies Association; Canadian Association of Food Safety

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS/OCS/OMP; locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: Archive-It; Scholars Portal; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion; Theses Canada

Additional services: analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registration; business model development; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Extending to working papers, pre-prints, senior undergraduate work, and other original efforts.
We have also participated in the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations since 1998. View All Entries