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 (%): library operating budget

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (1); monographs (3); textbooks (1); technical/research reports (4); student conference papers and proceedings (3); ETDs (510)

Number of open access titles: journals (1); monographs (69)

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

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

Disciplinary specialties: Geology; Geography; Architecture; Urban Planning; Library Science

Top publications: International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research; Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know & How We Found Out (Complete iText); Searching the Archive of Our Own: The Usefulness of the Tagging Structure; The Small Public Library: Design Guide, Site Selection, and Design Case Study; The Zen of Web Discovery

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: copyediting; training; cataloging; metadata; ISBN registry; business model development; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: DOI assignment; audio/video streaming
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