Georgetown University

Georgetown University Libraries

Library Information Technologies
United States

Primary Contact:
Kate Dohe
Digital Services Librarian

Program Overview

DigitalGeorgetown supports the advancement of education and scholarship at Georgetown and contributes to the expansion of research initiatives, both nationally and internationally. By providing the infrastructure, resources, and services, DigitalGeorgetown sustains the evolution from the traditional research models of today to the enriched scholarly communication environment of tomorrow, and it provides context and leadership in developing collaborative opportunities with partners across the campus and around the world.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: student-driven journals (2); monographs (69); technical/ research reports (23); newsletters (119); ETDs (2428); undergraduate capstone/ honors theses (246); faculty papers; video interviews; citations; syllabi

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties: linguistics; communications; international relations/ foreign policy; bioethics

Top publications: Georgetown University Round Tables on Language and Linguistics 1999 (monograph); The Human Cloning Debate (monograph); The Genocide in Cambodia (monograph)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 0

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: Georgetown University Press; campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace

Digital preservation strategy: digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Continuing to enhance and expand our initiative to include more open access materials, different forms and formats of ETDs, and other scholarly publications.
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