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:
Ted Polley
Social Sciences Librarian

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; and 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 2016:

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (4); campus-based student driven journals (4); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); ETDs (308)

Number of open access titles: journals (8); monographs (0)

Number of paid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (2); monographs (0)

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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