Western Washington University

Western Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Jenny Oleen, Scholarly Communication Librarian
Phone: 360-650-2613
Email: jenny.oleen@wwu.edu

Program Overview

CEDAR advances the university’s commitment to enriching academic inquiry and strengthening communities by sharing the expertise and creativity of its faculty, students, and staff. CEDAR serves as a platform to disseminate and promote the research, scholarship, and creative works of Western faculty, students, departments, institutes, and programs. By showcasing scholarly and creative works, CEDAR facilitates their global discovery and promotes open access and sustainable scholarly communication.
  • Publishing activities began: 2014
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 2
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget, Non-library campus budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Grey literature
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 2
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 1
  • Campus-based student-created: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 1
  • Currently inactive or archived: 4


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • peer review management
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3