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 & Digital Publishing 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; 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 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (3); campus-based student-driven journals (4); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (4); ETDs (75)

Number of open access titles: journals (9)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles: journals (2)

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 (journal); Indiana Law Review (journal); Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science (journal); Journal of Civic Literacy (journal)

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, Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; DSpace; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: DuraCloud; DPN; PKP Private LOCKSS Network

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

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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