Middle Tennessee State University
James E. Walker Library
Digital Scholarship Initiatives
Digital Scholarship Initiatives is an extension of the mission of the Walker Library as an active partner in the scholarly communication process, and supports the educational mission of the university through providing access to information. Digital Scholarship is scholarship, enhanced by the design of digital projects, incorporation of digital tools, collaboration among digital partners, and dissemination through digital platforms. Digital Scholarship is changing the nature of how research is conducted, produced, and shared with the use of digital collection building, digital humanities projects, digital preservation, digital and open access publishing, and the application of digital tools, data visualizations, and other resources.
- Publishing activities began: 2014
- Location: United States
- Languages published: English
- Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
- 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: 63%
- Professional staff: 0.8
- Library operating budget: 100%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); expansive digital publications (digital humanities or other complex multimedia projects); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, inactive back-issues; monographs; newsletters; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses; working papers; reports (including summary introductions to research or collections); posters; magazines; capstones (other than ETDs and Honors, e.g., Capstone for Masters in Media); digital collections; scholarly and digital humanities websites.
|Conference papers and proceedings, faculty|
|Conference papers and proceedings, student|
|Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)|
|Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)||131||131|
|Journals, campus-based faculty-created||3||3|
|Journals, campus-based student-created||3||3|
|Journals, contracted by external groups|
|Journals, inactive back issues|
|Undergraduate capstones/honors theses||37||37|
working papers (2); reports (including summary introductions to research or collections) (2); magazines (1)
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.
- Journal of Small Business Strategy (journal)
- International Journal of the Whole Child (journal)
- Scientia et Humanitas (journal, student-led)
- Journal for Economic Educators (journal)
- Trials, Triumphs, and Transformations (expansive digital project)
- digital humanities
PartnersInternal 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)
Best publications to refer to our program: those where MTSU faculty, students, or staff are involved; regional history or preservation studies
Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?
Work with a university press?
Administer a university press?
Technologies & Services
- concept maps or other visualizations
- multimedia/interactive content
- ESRI (ArcGIS Online); Drupal; LibGuides
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- hosting of supplemental content
- ISSN registry
- Indexing: DOAJ; OAI-PMH; SEO best practices
- Amazon S3
- Digital preservation services under discussion
- PKP Preservation Network
Additional InformationPlans for Expansion & Future Directions:
Long-term plans include updating infrastructure to better maintain, preserve, and sustain digital publishing practices, including the goal of adding more open access/education resources and publishing opportunities.
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