Western University

Western Libraries

Library Information Resources Management

Primary Contact:
Karen Marshall
Assistant University Librarian
519-661-2111 ext. 84850

Program Overview

Scholarship@Western is a multi-functional portal that collects, showcases, archives, and preserves a variety of materials created or sponsored by the University of Western Ontario community. It aims to facilitate knowledge sharing and broaden the international recognition of Western’s academic excellence by providing open access to Western’s intellectual output and professional achievements. It also serves as a platform to support Western’s scholarly communication needs and provides an avenue for the compliance of research funding agencies’ open access policies.

Year publishing activities began: 2010

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (3)

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Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (10); student-driven journals (10); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); monographs (6); technical/research reports (20); faculty conference papers and proceedings (30); student conference papers and proceedings (2); ETDs (50)

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Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 90

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

External partners: scholarly societies; conferences

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