Dartmouth College Library

Digital Library Program
United States

Primary Contact:
Elizabeth Kirk
Associate Librarian for Information Resources

Program Overview

The Dartmouth College Library’s Digital Publishing Program supports faculty publication of original scholarly content in a digital environment. Our digital publications include journals, monographs, and scholarly editions. All content is available online without charge.

Year publishing activities began: 2002

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (3.75)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (10); endowment income (10); other (80)

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 (3); monographs (1); ETDs (400); digital, scholarly editions of manuscripts, letters, etc. (4)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps/modeling maps/visualizations; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: environment; linguistics; electronic or “new” media; Native American history; history of Arctic exploration

Top publications: Elementa (journal); Linguistic Discovery (journal); Journal of E-Media Studies (journal); Occom Circle Project (digital collection); Artistry of the Homeric Simile (monograph)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

External partners: University Press of New England; BioOne

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; locally developed software; Ambra

Digital preservation strategy: DPN; HathiTrust; LOCKSS; Portico; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; peer review management; business model development; budget preparation; other author advisory; digitization; audio/video streaming; XML consultation in JATS 1.0 and TEI

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Publishing more monographs in conjunction with the University Press of New England, further developing technical capacity for journals, increasing the number of digital editions, working with student journals.
The partnership with the publisher BioOne is enabling us to increase our technological capacity for journal publishing. BioOne is a significant contributor to the staffing for Elementa. The partnership with the University Press of New England is enabling us to increase knowledge and capacity for monograph publishing. View All Entries