Virginia Tech

University Libraries

Center for Digital Research and Scholarship
scholar.lib.vt.edu; ejournals.lib.vt.edu; vtechworks.lib.vt.edu
United States

Primary Contact:
Gail McMillan
Director, Center for Digital Research and Scholarship Services
540-231-9252

Program Overview

The Libraries support the Virginia Tech community’s needs (e.g., conference, journal, and book publishing; rights management and open access consulting, etc.) through digital publishing services. Virginia Tech has been hosting, providing access to, and preserving ejournals since 1989, but we are new to supporting the full workflow from article submission to peer review, editing, and production. We launched OJS in December 2012.

Year publishing activities began: 1989

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1.5)

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: faculty-driven journals (9); student-driven journals (1); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (6); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (900); yearbooks; annual reports

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: technology education

Top publications: ETDs; Journal of Technology Education (journal); ALAN Review (journal); Journal of Industrial Teacher Education (journal); Journal of Technology Studies (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: While our ejournal editors largely work on behalf of scholarly societies, we do not work directly with the societies.

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS/OCS/OMP; locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: LOCKSS; MetaArchive

Additional services: analytics; cataloging; metadata; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; dataset management; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Consulting with editors about using OJS through CDRS Services; inviting hosted ejournal editors to consider using OJS; launching OCS; and collaborating with our university community to consider other publishing services.
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