Worcester Polytechnic Institute
George C. Gordon Library
Library Academic Strategies2020 CONTACT:
Lori Ostapowicz-Critz, Associate Director for Library Academic Strategies
Digital WPI is an open access, integrated, configurable, and standards-based digital repository for publishing and curating digital resources that are unique to WPI.
The purpose of Digital WPI is to:
- enhance the global availability and persistence of these unique contributions and resources,
- enable future research and teaching, and
- reflect and enhance the reputation and visibility of WPI and its unique culture, its interdisciplinary practices, and its global impact.
Location: United States
Organization: services distributed across campus
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
- Professional staff: 3
- Paraprofessional staff: 0.5
- Library Operating Budget: 50%
- Non-library Campus Budget: 50%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, contracted by external groups; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.
|Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal|
|Campus-based Student-driven Journals|
|Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Journals for External Groups||1||0||0|
|Student Conference Papers and Proceedings|
|Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses||718||690||0|
2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.
OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.
- Interactive Qualifying Projects (capstone reports)
- Major Qualifying Projects (capstone reports)
- Masters Theses (ETD)
- Doctoral Dissertations (ETD)
- Great Problems Seminar (student research)
- physical sciences
- computer and data science
- social and human services
PartnersInternal Partners: individual faculty
Openess to Partners: Open to working with any external partner
Technologies & Services
- multimedia/interactive content
- Digital Commons (bepress)
- locally developed software
- author advisory – other
- data visualization
- hosting of supplemental content
- Amazon S3
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Gordon Library continues to partner with University departments to streamline and enhance the publication of unique student work.
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