Kansas State University

Kansas State University Libraries

Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship
Twitter: @NewPrairiePress
United States

Primary Contact:
Rebel Cummings-Sauls
Director, Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship

Program Overview

NPP will host scholarly journals (primarily peer-reviewed), monographs, conference proceedings, and other series from any discipline area; make the content freely available worldwide; and contribute to and support evolving open access scholarly publishing models. K-REx (our institutional repository) will have a direct impact on the University’s goal to become one of the top 50 public research universities by 2025 by collecting, distributing, and storing the research and scholarship produced by faculty, staff, and students along with the unique materials of historical importance to elevate the visibility of the academic success of the university.

Year publishing activities began: 2006

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2.5FTE); paraprofessional staff (.5FTE)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Established

Open access focus (1–5): 100%

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (7); campus based student-driven journals (1); monographs (3); textbooks (3); technical/research reports (185); faculty conference papers and proceedings (241); ETDs (497); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (1); special publications (4)

Number of open access titles: journals (7); monographs (3)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data, concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations

Disciplinary specialties: financial therapy; agricultural and rural research and policy; library science; literature; education

Top publications: The Economics of Food and Agricultural Markets (Textbook); K-State First Guide to College Student Success (Textbook); Workplace Writing (Textbook); Written Communication for Engineers (Textbook); Principles of Biology (Textbook)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

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

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

External partners: 1) College & University Libraries Section of Kansas Library Association; 2) Center for Cognitive Sciences and Semantics at the University of Latvia; 3) Symphony in the Flint Hills; 4) Library Publishing Coalition

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); Dspace; Omeka

Digital preservation strategy: bepress (CLOCKSS, Portico, Iron Mountain, Glacier) ; LOCKSS; DPN

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); marketing; training notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: With the establishment of the Center for Digital Scholarship and Publishing in 2015, we plan to explore data services and expand our work with open educational resources (OERs).
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