Emory University

Emory University Library

Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
United States

Primary Contact:
Sarah Melton
Digital projects coordinator

Program Overview

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) conceives of publication broadly. Our publication program takes diverse forms, including journals, blogs and magazines, 3-D visualizations, data sets, GIS projects, and in-house developed applications for reading and disseminating scholarly content. ECDS is committed to open access publishing and digital scholarship that engages both academic and popular audiences.

Year publishing activities began: 1994

Organization: services are distributed across campus

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (4); graduate students (8)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (95); grants (5)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (4); campus-based student-driven journals (1); databases (18); ETDs (552)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: Southern studies; Religious studies; Medical humanities; Atlanta studies

Top publications: Southern Spaces; Molecular Vision; Methodist Review; Practical Matters; Sacred Matters

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): Fedora; OJS; OCS; OMS; Wordpress; locally developed software; Drupal

Digital preservation strategy: Amazon S3; MetaArchive; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web) copy-editing; outreach; training; analytics; metadata; dataset management; budget preparation; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; digitization; image services; data visualization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: ECDS is currently developing a suite of open source publication tools that we plan to release in the upcoming few years. In particular, we are developing a set of Drupal modules that other journals interested in using Drupal as a platform can use as a basis. We have also released an open source application for creating mobile tours, and we are in the process of developing a platform for annotating scholarly texts.
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