York University

York University Libraries

Academic Library · Canada

Digital Scholarship Infrastructure


Sarah Coysh, Director of Digital Scholarship Infrastructure
Email: scoysh@yorku.ca

Program Overview

  • Publishing activities began: 2005
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Please select
  • Publishing Languages: English, French , Spanish, Portuguese

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
  • Individual people: 9
  • Students: Undergraduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Grey literature
  • Journals
  • Monographs
  • Multimedia
  • Newsletters
  • Posters


Top Publications:
  • Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees
  • The Northern Mariner
  • Canadian Jewish Studies
  • Sustainable and Inclusive Internationalization: Reimagining Approaches in Higher Education in an Era of Global Uncertainties
  • Star Stuff: An Exploratory Case Study of the Cosmos Television Franchise
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Refugee studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Critical health studies
  • History
  • Fine & performing arts


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs, Individual faculty, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
    We do not.
  • 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)
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Publications should have institutional ties to York University.
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • multimedia
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Dataverse
  • DSpace
  • Islandora
  • OJS
  • Pressbooks
  • Scalar

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • cataloging
  • dataset management
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • In-house
  • Scholars Portal


Other Policies:
Digital Preservation Policy

Adopted Policies:

Additional Information

Last Year:
Standardizing and formalizing practices and policies Intensification of Green OA deposit in IR Metadata normalization Statistical reporting