University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries

User Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Tim Gritten
Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services

Program Overview

UWM Digital Commons, a service of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries, is a virtual showcase for UWM’s research and creative profiles. Members of the UWM academic community are encouraged to contribute any completed scholarship for long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2); graduate students (0.5)

Funding sources (%):

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (1); monographs (65); student conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (454); articles and white papers written by faculty and staff

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Media formats: text; images; video; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations

Disciplinary specialties: Geology; Geography; Materials Sciences and Engineering; Library Science; Communication

Top publications: International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research; ; ; ;

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; undergraduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: training; cataloging; metadata business model development author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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