Gumberg LibraryDigital Scholarship
Gesina A. Phillips
Digital Scholarship Librarian
Gumberg Library seeks to position itself at the center of digital publishing activities at Duquesne University. The expertise contained within the Library related to digital publishing platforms and software, metadata and discoverability, and copyright benefits those seeking to publish unique content as well as those interested in providing open access to previously published materials.
Through its institutional repository, the Library seeks to increase access to unique content produced by members of the Duquesne community. In addition to open access publications, the institutional repository enables the dissemination
of other expressions of scholarship such as data and supplemental materials. Gumberg Library is committed to enabling transparency in research and broadening access to nontraditional markers of scholarly achievement.
The institutional repository provides a home for student scholarship, which is then made available worldwide. Gumberg Library has provided access to graduate student electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) since 2003. The institutional
repository also houses original student research from on-campus undergraduate and graduate symposia, and it seeks to collect materials by Duquesne affiliates and invited speakers at on-campus talks, symposia, and conferences.
Gumberg Library’s publishing activities, while still growing, serve the Duquesne mission through a commitment to excellence and access to information on a global scale.
Year publishing activities began: 2015
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (.25)
Funding sources (%): library operating budget (50); non-library campus budget (50)
Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 2
Open access focus (1–5): 5
Advisory/editorial board: no
Library-administered university press publications in 2018:
Library publications in 2018: student conference papers and proceedings (10); ETDs (116); supplemental materials/figures; legacy/archival content published at Duquesne or by the Spiritan Congregation
Number of open access titles:
Number of paid titles:
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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data
Disciplinary specialties: student scholarship; Spiritan studies; law
Top publications: Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection; Bulletin of Ecumenical Theology (journal); Duquesne Criminal Law Journal (journal); Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium
Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:
Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0
Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students
External partners: Spiritan Congregation
Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)
Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion
Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; hosting of supplemental content; ISSN/ISBN registration and DOI assignment not yet offered, but will be offered when and if there is a need
Additional InformationPlans for expansion/future directions: Use of platform affordances for peer review management.
We have the following goals: migration of all legacy ETDs to Digital Commons; development of a robust digital preservation strategy; recruitment of existing campus publications and conferences for inclusion in the institutional repository; increased recruitment of open access versions of published content, but also increased consciousness of the role of the institutional repository for providing access to data and supplemental materials; inclusion of more undergraduate content. View All Entries