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. CEDAR advances Western Washington University’s commitment to enriching academic inquiry and strengthening communities by sharing the expertise and creativity of its students, faculty and staff.

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 (60), non-library campus budget (40)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017:

Library publications in 2017: ETDs (94); student conference proceedings (127); campus­-based faculty-­driven journals (1); campus-­based student­ driven journals (2); monographs (3); textbooks (1); technical/research reports (328);newsletters (1); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (31)

Number of open access titles: journals (3); monographs (4)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: environmental science; Salish Sea; higher education

Top publications: Journal of Educational Controversy (Journal); Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (conference); Secret History of the Mongols (monograph); "Avenues of mutual respect: opening communication and understanding between Native Americans and archivists" (ETD); "Academic Year Average Summery of Information by Department" (white paper)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 33

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; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; dataset management; peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Western CEDAR is in the process of expanding our library publishing partnerships as well as identifying new partnerships, expanding undergraduate research publication, and increasing publication of textbooks and other open education resources.
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