Illinois Wesleyan University

The Ames Library

Academic Library · United States

The Ames Library

Stephanie Davis-Kahl, University Librarian and Copyright Officer
Phone: 309-556-3010

Program Overview

The Ames Library publishing program focuses on disseminating excellent student-authored and peer-reviewed research, scholarship, and creative works, with an emphasis on providing education and outreach on issues related to publishing such as open access, author rights, and copyright.
  • Publishing activities began: 2008
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: One priority among many
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 0.25
  • Individual people: 1
  • Students: Undergraduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals
  • Newsletters
  • Posters

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 2
  • Campus-based student-created: 2
  • Peer-reviewed: 2
  • Currently inactive or archived: 7


Top Publications:
  • Undergraduate Economic Review (journal)
  • Park Place Economist (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Economics
  • English


  • Internal partners:  Individual faculty; undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Only work with internal partners
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • peer review management
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • DuraCloud