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Kristen Totleben

Open Publishing Librarian
Scholarly Communications


Phone: 585-274-2735
ORCID: 0000-0002-2274-5279

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About me

As Open Publishing Librarian within the Scholarly Communications Department, Kristen:

  • supports the evolving publishing needs of University of Rochester (UR) researchers and scholars
  • encourages the use of open platforms and open scholarship practices
  • promotes the institutional repository, University of Rochester Research Repository (URRR)
  • assists the university community in their understanding of author's rights and open licenses
  • provides campus leadership regarding issues related to scholarly publishing, with an emphasis on open access book publishing
  • liaises with UR Press and other UR-based publications, providing support for their operations
  • maintains awareness of national and international publishing trends that increase the impact of knowledge generated by the UR community


  • Editor, College & Research Libraries, 2022-2025
  • Associate Editor, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
  • Notary Public, email for appointment

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