Utah State University

Merrill-Cazier Library

Digital Initiatives
United States

Primary Contact:
Becky Thoms
Scholarly Communication & Copyright Librarian

Program Overview

USU Libraries is committed to the open dissemination of knowledge, as well as its delivery in new forms. Our publishing efforts emphasize open access and a commitment to look beyond traditional monographs and scholarly articles to disseminate dynamic scholarly works that can incorporate multimedia and social communications-style input.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (.15); paraprofessional staff (.15); undergraduates (.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 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (3); campus-based student-driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); monographs (3)

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Journal of Indigenous Research; Journal of Western Archives; Foundations of Wave Phenomena

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: DPN; in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); copy-editing; cataloging; metadata; author copyright advisory; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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