University of Windsor

Leddy Library

Information Services: Centre for Digital Scholarship,,

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 undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff 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 which provides 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 longstanding supporters of Open Journal Systems the library helps to publish and maintain several journals run from our campus. We have also launched our first open access monograph series, Windsor Studies in Argumentation, with the Open Monograph Press software. 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: 2007

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

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

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (95); non-library campus budget (5)

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: campus-based faculty-driven journals (6); campus-based student-driven journals (1); monographs (1); faculty conference papers and proceedings (53); ETDs (150)

Number of open access titles: journals (6); monographs (1)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; data

Disciplinary specialties: argumentation and rhetoric; Great Lakes research; multicultural psychology; history; teaching in higher education

Top publications: Informal Logic (journal); Collected Essays on Teaching & Learning (journal); OSSA Conference (conference proceedings); Phaenex (journal); Epigenetics in Society (book)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: Department of Philosophy; Centre for Research on Reasoning Argumentation and Rhertoric; Department of History; Biological Sciences; Environmental Sciences

External partners: Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation

Publishing platform(s): Digital Commons; OJS; OMP

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS; Scholars Portal; Quarterly backups to ORLC

Additional services: Print on Demand with CreateSpace for books, graphic design (print or web); marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; dataset management; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Continue supporting campus partners and finding new campus projects. Expanding to connect with scholarly societies and research groups that have researcher connections on campus. DOI integration with CrossRef. Moving to OJS 3.0
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