Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Libraries

Information Management and Processing
United States

Primary Contact:
John Duke
Senior Associate University Librarian

Program Overview

VCU’s digital press provides the tools, infrastructure, and support for unique digital scholarly expressions from the VCU community of faculty and students from all disciplines.

Year publishing activities began: 2003

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (0.25)

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 2014:

Library publications in 2014: monographs (1), student conference papers and proceedings (11), ETDs (491)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; concept maps/modeling maps/visualizations; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: history

Top publications: British Virginia (monograph); “Information Technology Outsourcing in U.S. Hospital Systems” (thesis); “A Computational Biology Approach to the Analysis of Complex Physiology” (thesis); “The Effects of the Handwriting Without Tears Program” (thesis); “Psychology and the Theater” (thesis)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:

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): CONTENTdm; Dspace

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

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; cataloging; metadata; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Expanding the institutional repository to become a full partner in the SHARE initiative; creating a publishing platform for existing journals published by VCU faculty and for new scholarly journals and output from the entire VCU community.
VCU Libraries recruited a new professional position to advance research data management in the first quarter of academic year 2013- 14; it expects to launch a library publishing program and a full institutional repository later this year. View All Entries