Northwestern University

Northwestern University Libraries

Digital Scholarship Services

2019 CONTACT:
Chris Diaz, Digital Publishing Librarian
Phone: 847-467-6693
Email: chris-diaz@northwestern.edu

Program Overview

We provide the Northwestern community with digital publishing and preservation services in support of open access, open science, and reproducible research practices.

Publishing Activities Began: 2012
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1–5): 2 - Early
Open Access Focus (1–5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
  • Paraprofessional staff:
  • Graduate students:
  • Undergraduates: 0.2
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Materials Budget: %
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%
  • Non-library Campus Budget: %
  • Endowment Income: %
  • Charitable Contributions: %
  • Grants: %
  • Sales Revenue: %
  • Licensing Revenue: %
  • Charge Backs: %
  • Other: %

Publishing Activities

All Library Publishing Activities:
  • Campus-based Student-driven Journals: 1
  • Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings: 76
  • Student Conference Papers and Proceedings: 30
  • ETDs: 900
  • Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses: 30

Open Access Publishing:
  • Campus-based Student-driven Journals: 1

Library-Administered University Press Publications:
  • Monographs: 150

Highlights

Disciplinary Specialties:
Top Publications:
  • Computational Research Day (conference proceedings)
  • Undergraduate Research and Arts Expo (conference)
  • Politica Northwestern (journal)

Partners

Internal Partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty
University Press Partners: Northwestern University Press

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • concept maps or other visualizations
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Samvera
  • Jekyll, Ghost

Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3
  • Archive-It
  • DPN
  • HathiTrust
Additional Services:
  • DOI distribution
  • audio/video streaming
  • author advisory – copyright
  • contract/license preparation
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • ISSN registry
  • outreach
  • peer review management
  • typesetting

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We are currently exploring monograph and textbook publication services using open source static website generators.
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