Memorial University of Newfoundland

Queen Elizabeth II Library

Academic Library · Canada

Digital Archives Initiative

Patrick Gamsby, Scholarly Communications Librarian
Phone: 709-864-2124

Program Overview

To disseminate the intellectual output of scholars at Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as to exhibit and preserve born-digital and digitized collections.
  • Publishing activities began: 2008
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.5
  • Individual people: 4
  • Students: Undergraduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Grey literature
  • Journals


Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Newfoundland and Labrador


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s 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)

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Dataverse
  • EPrints
  • OJS

Additional Services:
  • cataloging
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISBN registry
  • metadata
  • outreach
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Archivematica