Durban University of Technology

DUT Library

Academic Library · South Africa

Sean Carte, Digital Services Librarian

Program Overview

To collect, disseminate, and preserve the intellectual effort and research output of staff and students of the institution. This ensures that the University contributes to the global body of knowledge and maximizes the exposure of DUT research, thereby raising the profile of the institution.
  • Publishing activities began: 2007
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 1
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals
  • Monographs

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 1
  • Required fee to enable Open Access: 1
Monograph/Book Publishing:
  • Monographs published: 2
  • Peer-reviewed: 1


Top Publications:
  • African Journal of Inter/Multi-Disciplinary Studies (AJIMS) (journal)


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Only work with internal partners
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS
  • OMP

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • cataloging
  • copyediting
  • dataset management
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • peer review management
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • No digital preservation services provided