Claremont University Consortium

Claremont Colleges Library

Center for Digital Initiatives;
United States

Primary Contact:
Allegra Swift
Digital Initiatives Librarian

Program Overview

The Center for Digital Initiatives facilitates the dissemination of knowledge by providing publishing platforms, consulting, and technical services to enable the creation and distribution of teaching and research resources to the scholarly community.

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (2)

Funding sources (%):

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (4); student-driven journals (4); technical/research reports (4); faculty conference papers and proceedings (63); student conference papers and proceedings (106); ETDs (162); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (1182); digital collections; lectures and symposia

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Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; images; video; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: arts and humanities; social and behavioral sciences; physical and mathematical sciences; life sciences; business

Top publications: CMC senior theses; Journal of Humanistic Mathematics (journal); STEAM (journal); Scripps senior theses; LUX (journal); Performance Practice Review (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners: Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); CONTENTdm

Digital preservation strategy: Amazon Glacier; Amazon S3

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; peer review management; business model development; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Possible expansion into areas of education and alternative/non-traditional publishing.
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