Maynooth University

Maynooth University Library

Digital Programmes and Information Systems

Fiona Morley, Head of Digital Programmes and Information Systems
Email: Fiona.Morley@mu.ie

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.

Highlights

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

Partners

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