Utah State University

University Libraries

Digital Initiatives
DigitalCommons@usu.edu
Library.usu.edu
United States

Primary Contact:
Dylan Burns
Digital Scholarship Librarian
435-797-2623

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 (1.25); paraprofessional staff (.5); undergraduates (2.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 4

Open access focus (1–5): 5

Advisory/editorial board: Y

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: 11

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (7); campus-based student-driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); monographs (5)

Number of open access titles: journals (7); monographs (5)

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

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

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

Disciplinary specialties: Agriculture, Aerospace Engineering, Watershed Sciences, Natural Resources.

Top publications: Human-Wildlife Interactions, Journal of Mormon History, Journal of Indigenous Research; Journal of Western Archives; Foundations of Wave Phenomena

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 1

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

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

External partners: Jack H. Berryman Institute

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: DPN; Amazon S3

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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