Macalester College

DeWitt Wallace Library

DeWitt Wallace Library


Program Overview

We have three primary goals for our digital publishing efforts:

  1. To provide widely accessible resources for scholarship and teaching.
  2. To contribute to and enhance scholarly communication and open access publishing models.
  3. To preserve Macalester’s intellectual, social, and historical life.

  • Publishing activities began: 2004
  • Location: United States
  • Organization: services distributed across campus
  • Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Stage comments:
  • Open access focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
  • Program advisory/editorial board: No
  • Peer reviewed journals: 100%
Staffing (in full-time equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 0.5
  • Paraprofessional staff: 0.5
Funding sources for publishing activities:
  • Library operating budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: journals, campus-based student-created; monographs; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2021 Open access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created
Journals, campus-based student-created 2 2
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back issues
Monographs 1 1
Technical/research reports
Undergraduate capstones/honors theses 25

2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Top publications:
  • Macalester College Honors Projects (undergraduate capstones/honors theses)
  • Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities (journal)
  • A Call for Change: Minnesota Environmental Justice Heroes in Action (monograph)


Internal partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?

Work with a university press?

Administer a university press?

Technologies & Services

Media formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video
Softwares & platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)
  • Omeka
  • Pressbooks
  • WordPress

Digital preservation strategy:
  • Amazon S3
  • In-house