Duke University

Duke University Libraries

Academic Library · United States

ScholarWorks: A Center for Scholarly Publishing at Duke University Libraries


Liz Milewicz, Co-Director
Phone: 919-660-5911
Email: liz.milewicz@duke.edu

Program Overview

The Center’s mission is to make scholarly publishing better - more sustainable, fair, and open - with a particular focus on helping Duke researchers realize the creative potential of their scholarly work, increase their reach and impact, and in turn help us all more effectively put knowledge in the service of society.
  • Publishing activities began: 2007
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 3
  • Individual people: 3
  • Funding sources: Grants; library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Grey literature


Top Publications:
  • SNCC Digital Gateway (expansive digital publication)
  • Project Vox (expansive digital publication)
  • Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies (journal)
  • Andererseits (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Philosophy
  • German Studies
  • Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
    Occasional joint consultations on digital publishing projects.
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Authors/editors who are members of the Duke University community; individuals willing to contribute to or support our existing publications
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • multimedia
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • Dataverse
  • DSpace
  • Fedora
  • Hyrax)
  • OJS
  • Omeka
  • PubPub
  • Samvera (including Hyku
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • DOI distribution
  • analytics
  • business model development
  • data visualization
  • dataset management
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • metadata
  • open URL support
  • outreach
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Archive-It
  • HathiTrust
  • In-house
  • Portico


Other Policies:
Deaccession and DMCA Takedown Policy