Colby College

Colby College Libraries

Digital and Special Collections
United States

Primary Contact:
Marty Kelly
Assistant Director for Digital Collections

Program Overview

The publishing mission of Colby College Libraries Digital and Special Collections is to showcase the scholarly work of Colby’s facultyand students, make the college’s unique collections more broadly available, and contribute to open intellectual discourse.

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (2); undergraduate students (1.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

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 (1); student-driven journals (1); monographs (14); technical/research reports (1); newsletters (1); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (35); alumni magazine

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: humanities; environmental science; Jewish studies; economics

Top publications: Colby Quarterly (journal); Colby honors theses and Senior Scholars papers; Colby Undergraduate Research Symposium (conference proceedings); Atlas of Maine (journal); Colby Magazine (magazine)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 50

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners:

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

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; open URL support; peer review management; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Planning to support two new major publishing initiatives with Colby’s Center for the Arts and Humanities this coming academic year: the relaunch of the Colby Quarterly (1943–2003) and the development of a new undergraduate research journal.
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