Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago Libraries

Academic Library · United States

Library Systems


Margaret Heller, Digital Services Librarian
Email: mheller1@luc.edu

Program Overview

The University Libraries support a variety of digital services, including helping faculty and students make their work available to a wide audience, hosting journals and conference papers, and creating innovative digital exhibits.
  • Publishing activities began: 2012
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English, Spanish

Program Organization

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

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Journals

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 1
  • Campus-based student-created: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 1


Top Publications:
  • Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • HIgher education administration
  • Social justice


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners but only if in our disciplinary specialty
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

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

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • audio/video streaming
  • dataset management
  • digitization
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • peer review management
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Preservica