Georgetown University

Georgetown University Library

Library Information Technology (LIT)
digitalscholarship@georgetown.edu
www.library.georgetown.edu/digitalgeorgetown
@gtownlibrary
United States

Primary Contact:
Kate Dohe
Digital Services Librarian
202-687-6387

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: professional staff (.5); undergraduates (.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 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based student-driven journals (5); faculty conference papers and proceedings (13); newsletters (1); ETDs (1000); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (50)

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

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

Top publications: Never again? : genocide in Cambodia; DESIGNER BABIES: THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY; UNCERTAIN WORLD: GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS, FOOD AND PUBLIC ATTITUDES IN BRITAIN; THE HUMAN CLONING DEBATE; South Korea

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 3

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; metadata; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; image services; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We continue to offer new services related to faculkty and student publishing as the demand increases. Plans are to work more with faculty to increase the number of journal published directly through the repository.
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