Northwestern University

Northwestern University Libraries

Center for Scholarly Communication and Digital Curation
United States

Primary Contact:
John Dorr
Acting Head, Digital Scholarship Services

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 2016: NU Press published 1 Journal & 60 monographs

Library publications in 2016: monographs (60); journals (1)

Number of open access titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images; audio; video

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; 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:
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