Maynooth University

Maynooth University Library

Digital Programmes and Information Systems

Fiona Morley, Head of Digital Programmes and Information Systems

Program Overview

To support and encourage the dissemination of academic research via open access on appropriate publishing platforms.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2018
  • Location: Ireland
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • 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: 1
  • Paraprofessional staff: 1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, contracted by external groups.


Top Publications:
  • The Open Journal of Astrophysics (journal)
  • Journal of Military History and Defence Studies (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • astrophysics
  • history
  • social/cultural


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? no

Work with a university press? no

Administer a university press? no

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • EPrints
  • OJS
  • Scholastica

Additional Services:
  • author advisory – copyright
  • contract/license preparation
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • marketing
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
Service Vendors: Scholastica