Valparaiso University

Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources

2019 CONTACT:
Jonathan Bull, Scholarly Communication Services Librarian
Phone: 219-464-5771
Email: jon.bull@valpo.edu

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.

Publishing Activities Began: 2011
Location: United States
Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
Stage (1–5): 4 - Growing
Open Access Focus (1–5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 75%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
  • Paraprofessional staff: 0
  • Graduate students: 0
  • Undergraduates: 1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Materials Budget: 10%
  • Library Operating Budget: 70%
  • Non-library Campus Budget: %
  • Endowment Income: 20%
  • Charitable Contributions: %
  • Grants: %
  • Sales Revenue: %
  • Licensing Revenue: %
  • Charge Backs: %
  • Other: %

Publishing Activities

All Library Publishing Activities:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 8
  • Campus-based Student-driven Journals: 2
  • Monographs: 1
  • Textbooks: 1
  • Technical/Research Reports: 10
  • Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings: 1500
  • Student Conference Papers and Proceedings: 800
  • ETDs: 80
  • Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses: 15
  • Newsletters: 8

Open Access Publishing:
  • Campus-based Faculty-driven Journals: 100
  • Campus-based Student-driven Journals: 100
  • Monographs: 100

Highlights

Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Law
  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Biology (Entomology)
  • Literature
Top Publications:
  • Valparaiso University Law Review
  • Journal of Values-Based Leadership
  • Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences
  • The Great Lakes Entomologist
  • Journal of Tolkien Research

Partners

Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; undergraduate students
External Partners: Michigan Entomological Society, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • CONTENTdm
  • bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • CLOCKSS
  • LOCKSS
Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • author advisory – copyright
  • author advisory – other
  • cataloging
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISSN registry
  • outreach
  • peer review management
  • training
  • typesetting

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Training a new faculty member for part-time support of services offered; more support of OER creation, adoption, and publishing
Other Information:
Need for publishing services continues to be strong
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