Northwestern University

Northwestern University Library

Center for Scholarly Communication and Digital Curation
cscdc@northwestern.edu
cscdc.northwestern.edu
@NU_CSCDC
United States

Primary Contact:
Claire Stewart
Head, Digital Collections and Scholarly Communication Services
847-467-1437

Program Overview

We are engaged in planning activities to identify tools and support models that enable distributed, preservable publishing projects across the entire University. In initial phases, we anticipate the emphasis will be heavier on non-traditional products, particularly digital humanities projects and companion sites.

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (.25)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015:

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: individual faculty

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): Fedora, Hydra; Scalar; Wordpress

Digital preservation strategy: DuraCloud; HathiTrust; Hydra; in-house, digital presentation services under discussion

Additional services: author copyright advisory; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Considering launching an open access journal support service.
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