Valparaiso University

Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources

Library Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Jonathan Bull
Scholarly Communication Services Librarian

Program Overview

ValpoScholar, a service of the Christopher Center Library and the Valparaiso University Law Library, is a digital repository and publication platform designed to collect, preserve, and make accessible the academic output of Valpo faculty, students, staff, and affiliates.

Year publishing activities began: 2011

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (0.5); graduate students (0.25); undergraduate students (0.25)

Funding sources (%): library materials budget (10); library operating budget (70); endowment income (20)

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 (5); campus-based student-driven journals (3); monographs (1); textbooks (1); technical/research reports (6); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1000); student conference papers and proceedings (300); newsletters (5); ETDs (55); Curricular Maps (OERs)

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

Disciplinary specialties: Law; Business; Liberal Arts; Creative Writing (Fiction)

Top publications: Valparaiso University Law Review; The Journal of Values-Based Leadership; Third World Legal Studies; Valparaiso Fiction Review; The Valpo CORE Reader

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 40

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); CONTENTdm; SelectedWorks

Digital preservation strategy: CLOCKSS; LOCKSS; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: print-on-demand; typesetting; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata ISSN registry; open URL support; peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
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