Northwestern University

Northwestern University Libraries

Digital Scholarship Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Chris Diaz
Digital Publishing Librarian

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: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1.00)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 3

Open access focus (1–5): 5

Advisory/editorial board: No

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018: NU Press published 65 monographs.

Library publications in 2018: campus-­based student­ driven journals (1); student conference papers and proceedings; undergraduate capstones/honors theses

Number of open access titles: journals (1); monographs ()

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

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

Media formats: text

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Politica Northwestern (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

Internal partners: individual faculty, student group, administrative units

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): Fedora/Samvera (formerly Hydra); Wordpress; bepress (Digital Commons)

Digital preservation strategy: Amazon S3; ArchiveIt; HathiTrust; DPN; Hydra

Additional services: author copyright advisory; digitization; image services; hosting of supplemental content; typesetting; analytics; ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; peer review management;

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We plan to market library publishing services to faculty, campus units, and student groups to support publishing journals, grey literature, data, and other forms of non-traditional scholarship. We also hope to connect library-publishing services with the University Press.
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