Macalester College

DeWitt Wallace Library

Digital Scholarship
United States

Primary Contact:
Teresa Fishel
Library Director
651 696-6343

Program Overview

The Digital Publishing Unit of the DeWitt Wallace Library supports the creation, preservation, and dissemination of local digital-born scholarship in various formats. Essential to supporting this mission is the continuing exploration of evolving creation, collaboration, and publication tools; encoding methods; and development of staff skills and facility resources. The Unit serves the digital scholarship and electronic publishing needs though the development of digital scholarship projects as well as open access online distribution of journals, articles, and conference proceedings. The Library is committed to playing an active role in the changing the landscape of scholarly publishing and supports the ideals of the open access movement.

Year publishing activities began: 2004

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (0.5)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): Established

Open access focus (1–5): 4 - Almost completely; some science honors projects embargoed

Advisory/editorial board: No

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (2); campus-based student-driven journals (2); monographs (1); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (33); College alumni magazine; conference proceedings; oral histories

Number of open access titles: journals (5); monographs (2)

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

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

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: Natural Sciences; Social Sciences; Fine Arts; Humanities

Top publications: Captive Audiences/Captive Performers (book chapters); LibTech Conference Presentations; Himalaya, The Journal of the Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (journal); Macalester Journal of Physics and Astronomy (journal); Tapestries: Interwoven Voices of Local and Global Identities (journal)

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; undergraduate students

External partners: Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS)

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; dataset management; peer review management; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Curation and preservation of data sets underway;currently working on a program to support faculty OA textbook publishing.
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