DePaul University

John T. Richardson Library

Digital Services
United States

Primary Contact:
M Ryan Hess
Digital Services Coordinator

Program Overview

DePaul University Library’s institutional repository, Via Sapientiae, supports DePaul’s goal of academic enhancement by collecting, organizing, and providing open access to scholarly works in online curriculum vitae, book, journal, conference proceeding, and theses and dissertation form, produced by the University’s faculty, staff, centers and institutes, and students.

Year publishing activities began: 2007

Organization: services are distributed across campus

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2); paraprofessional staff (1); graduate students (1)

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Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

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Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (2); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); technical/research reports (2); ETDs (60); student projects; student maps; student translations of historical documents

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Media formats: text; images; audio; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations

Disciplinary specialties: Vincentian Studies; Business; Law; French Literature; Science

Top publications: Theses and Dissertations; Vincentian Heritage Journal; Vincentiana; DePaul Discoveries; Journal of Religion and Business Ethics

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: Vincentian Order

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

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion; OCLC digital Archive, Local Storage, Magnetic Tape

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; open URL support contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Adding older materials and building a robust services to gather and publish faculty works.
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