As part of the University of Gothenburg the Library has the aim to support scientific research and development, teaching and higher education. It contributes to information literacy among students and staff.
Gothenburg University Library is responsible for supplying literature and library services to 40,000 undergraduate students, a staff of 5,100, and 2,600 postgraduate students. It administers material in printed as well as in digital form within all subject areas except chemistry, physics, and mathematics. The library offers a creative environment for studies and easy and effective access to electronic resources.
The Digital Services department works with coordination and development of the library web site, electronic publishing, e-journals, e-books, subject databases and IT-development in these areas. The department hosts two databases for scientific publications from the University of Gothenburg. It supports researchers and postgraduate students in open access-related questions, publishing and copyright questions.
GUP (Gothenburg University Publications) is the in-house-developed bibliographic database for registration of all scientific publications by researchers at the university. The database offers a self-archiving tool for peer reviewed journal articles and conference papers. GUP represents the basis for bibliometric analyses at the university and data are used directly or in combination with other databases. Publication data also serve as a preparation for different decision making processes.
GUPEA (Gothenburg University Publications Electronic Archive) is the full text database for e-publishing of dissertations, research reports, student theses etc. I started as a project in 2004, and was implemented in 2005/2006 based on DSpace. GUPEA is OAI compliant and follows the OpenAIRE and DRIVER guidelines.
Gothenburg University Library offers also service for editorial boards to publish journals by using the publishing tool Open Journals Systems OJS. Three journals, Moderna Språk, Nordic Journal of English Studies and Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, are published to date.