Utah State University

University Libraries

Digital Initiatives
United States

Primary Contact:
Dylan Burns
Digital Scholarship 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 (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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