Western Washington University

Western Libraries

Scholarly Communication Unit
United States

Primary Contact:
Jenny Oleen
Scholarly Communication Librarian

Program Overview

Western CEDAR collects, preserves, and globally disseminates digital copies of the intellectual output of Western Washington University.

Year publishing activities began: 2014

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (1)

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 2016:

Library publications in 2016: faculty conference papers and proceedings (300); student conference papers and proceedings (80); ETDs (60)

Number of open access titles: journals (1); monographs (2)

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

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

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: marketing; training; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Western CEDAR is in the planning process for publishing both a journal and a conference, with the intention of moving further in that direction in the future.
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