Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library

IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship
United States

Primary Contact:
Jere Odell
Scholarly Communications Librarian
317 274 5992

Program Overview

The IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship enriches the research capabilities of scholars at IUPUI, within Indiana communities, and beyond by: digitally disseminating unique scholarship, data, and artifacts created by IUPUI faculty, students, staff, and community partners; advocating for the rights of authors, fair use, and open access to information and publications; implementing and promoting best practices for creation, description, preservation, sharing, and reuse of digital scholarship, data, and artifacts; strategically applying research-supporting technologies; teaching digital literacy.

Year publishing activities began: 2007

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2-3); paraprofessional staff (3-4)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (90); grants (10)

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 faculty-driven journals (4); campus-based student-driven journals (4); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); faculty conference papers and proceedings (2); student conference papers and proceedings (2); ETDs (1123)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: Indianapolis History; Social Work; Law; Science; Civics

Top publications: Indianapolis City Directories; Advances in Social Work; Indiana Law Review; Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science; Journal of Civic Literacy

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 90

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Indiana Library Federation, Indiana Teachers of English Speakers of Other Languages, Indiana Academy of Science

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; DSpace; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: DuraCloud; DPN; digital preservation services under discussion; Some preservation in DuraCloud. Expect to use DPN once it's realized.

Additional services: training; analytics; cataloging; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; dataset management; author copyright advisory; digitization

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: At present we support the technologies that allow for open access publishing (Dspace, OJS) as well as training on these technologies and some general limited support regarding how to start a new journal. We have discussed fuller support of the editorial/publishing process through provision of copy editing and journal/issue formatting support.
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