Georgetown University

Georgetown University Library

Library Information Technology (LIT)
United States

Primary Contact:
Suzanne Chase
Head, Digital Services Unit

Program Overview

DigitalGeorgetown supports the advancement of education and scholarship at Georgetown University and contributes to the expansion of research initiatives, both nationally and internationally. By providing 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); paraprofessional staff (1); undergraduates (.5)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Established

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: No

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: N/A

Library publications in 2018: technical/research reports (5); campus-based student-driven journals (2); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); ETDs (334); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (30)

Number of open access titles: N/A

Number of paid titles: N/A

Number of hybrid titles: N/A

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); 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 citation); Designer Babies: The Brave New World of Reproductive Technology (book citation); Notre Dame Cathedral North Rose Window (image)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 0

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

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

External partners: 0

Publishing platform(s): DSpace

Digital preservation strategy: Inhouse; APTrust; HathiTrust; LOCKSS; Portico

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. We plan to collaborate 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, develop services that support faculty and student publishing efforts, and increase the usage of digital collections. View All Entries