Georgetown University

Georgetown University Library

Library Information Technology (LIT)
United States

Primary Contact:
Salwa Ismail
Head, Library Information Technolgy

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 (1); 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 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based student-driven journals (2); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (400); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (30)

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: "IMF and the Third World: Will the Cure Kill?" (video); "Project management in cross-border teams: how do United States and India-based managers cope with cultural influences on project management" (thesis); "The Medieval Female Mystics' Responses to the Virgin Mary" (thesis); "The Negative Impact of the One Child Policy on the Chinese Society as it Relates to the Parental Support of the Aging Population" (thesis); Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by the President's Council on Bioethics (book)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 0

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace with FlexPaper for page turning on a Mirage responsive theme

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; APTrust members, Hathitrust

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 faculty and student publishing as the demand increases. Plans are to work more with faculty and student organizations to increase the number of journals published directly through the repository.
The Library is expanding its services to provide digital scholarship support to include development of services that support the use of digital collections. View All Entries