University of Windsor

Leddy Library

Information Services;; ocs.uwindsor. ca/ocs/index.php/PC/virtues

Primary Contact:
Dave Johnston
Information Services Librarian, Scholarly Communications Coordinator
519-253-3000 ext. 3208

Program Overview

The Leddy Library supports the dissemination of new scholarship by graduate, faculty, and staff researchers at the University of Windsor in a variety of forms. Through the Scholarship at UWindsor repository, we are able to support the dissemination of theses and dissertations and thus provide increased visibility to the work of our graduate students. We also use the repository to support conferences run on our campus by helping the organizers manage the submission workflow and publication process. As a longstanding supporter of Open Journal Systems, the library helps to publish and maintain several journals run from our campus, and we are currently in the process of using the new Open Monograph Press software to help support electronic monograph publishing. Providing support for open access is a central concern in all of our publishing endeavors. We seek to educate our users about the value of open access and to encourage various forms of open access publication.

Year publishing activities began:

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (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 (6); faculty conference papers and proceedings (120); ETDs (109)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: philosophy (information logic); social justice; scholarship of teaching and learning; philosophy (phenomenology); multivariate statistical techniques

Top publications: nformal Logic (journal); Collected Essays in Teaching and Learning (journal); Applied Multivariate Research (journal); Studies in Social Justice (journal); PhaenEx (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:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); OJS/OCS/OMP

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS

Additional services: marketing; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Extending use of existing systems to support the publication of more journals and conferences; launching an open monograph series with the philosophy department.
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