Services & Specialties

With over 15 years professional experience in the field of scholarly communications, John H. Hagen is available to provide consultation services in digital library  and scholarly communications including electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD) and institutional repository (IR) program implementation, conference planning / organization, sponsorship fundraising, advocacy efforts as well as editorial review services for individuals and institutions.

Serious inquiries may be sent by email or by using our contact form.


Through his involvement with the NDLTD, the USETDA and other library networks, John H. Hagen has provided consultation services related to ETD/IR program implementation, intellectual property and scholarly communications and library issues for a number of universities including California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University. Indiana University. Marshall University, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru.

Hagen also invited and hosted 6 international visiting library scholars through the generosity of the West Virginia University Libraries to promote scholarly and cultural exchange.  Hagen encouraged site visits to West Virginia University in his “ETDs for Rookies” sessions, held each year at the international ETD Symposia.  Visitors have visited West Virginia University from England, India, Scotland, Pakistan and Brazil (2004 - 2011).

Site visits can be arranged for Mr. Hagen to speak on your campus.  In his “Jump Start” seminars series, Hagen covers topics including ETD program implementation issues and responsibilities, intellectual property, open access and scholarly communications issues.  Site visits are typically scheduled for 2 - 3 days and sessions cover comprehensive topics as well as personalized consultation for your institution.  Main and breakout sessions include topics for graduate school, library and information technology faculty and staff.

Hagen has also co-chaired 3 national and 1 international conference on ETDs as well as assisting in the organization, planning, sponsorship fundraising with dozens of conferences in total. Participants walk away with working knowledge of the topics explored as well as a plan for implementation, tailored to their institution’s individual needs, and armed with the capacity to successfully implement ETD and repository programs.

In addition, Hagen also provides a wide array of services to support scholarly communications including promotions and advocacy as well as scholarly manuscript editorial review and publication review services for individuals and institutions.


John H. Hagen specializes in ETD/IR program consultation and related areas including
  • set up and implementation issues
  • work-flows
  • legal / political implications
  • access
  • submissions review
  • institutional repository options, pros & cons
  • archiving and preservation
  • scholarly communications and open access advocacy
  • program promotions and publicity
  • conference planning / organization
  • conference sponsorship fundraising
  • publication review services including
    • biography, curriculum vitae (CV), resume, professional portfolio and Web site design and development
    • electronic theses and dissertations review - editorial and copy editing services for graduate students
    • manuscript / journal article / publication review - editorial and copy editing services for graduate students & faculty
  • advocacy writing
  • political activism
  • Strategic planning coordination and facilitation for small groups and Boards of Directors

Additionally Hagen’s work on LGBT and  human / civil rights advocacy over the past 15 years includes:

  • Campus climate

  • Educational programming

  • Workplace equity

  • Political activism

  • Public relations

  • Promotions

  • Fundraising

  • Community organization

  • Social justice advocacy

  • Board service to local charities and state-wide associations