Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)


Amanda Hurford, Scholarly Communications Director
Phone: 317-747-0507

Program Overview

PALNI Press is committed to disseminating the diverse scholarly and creative content of supported PALNI institutions and their academic communities, helping them meet their teaching and learning objectives. This service provides the capacity to create and host open access publications such as journals, textbooks, monographs, and digital exhibits, without the costs associated with program design or platform maintenance and hosting. PALNI aims to provide equal, equitable, and free access to content by all users throughout the world. PALNI’s Publishing Services Admin Team provides consultation and support for the PALNI Press service.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2017
  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: organization (e.g. non-profit association, library consortia) that provides or supports library publishing activities on behalf of its library members
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Stage Comments:
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 50%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Grants: 25%
  • Other: 75%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules) 1
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) 80
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 2
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. 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.


Top Publications:
  • Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology (journal)
  • Journal of Integrative Behavioral Science (journal)
  • Brass Techniques and Pedagogy (textbook)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • religion
  • behavioral science
  • musical instruments


Internal 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)

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? no

Work with a university press? no

Administer a university press? no

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • OJS
  • Omeka
  • Pressbooks
  • Samvera
  • Hyku (marked above as Samvera)

Additional Services:
  • training
  • project consultation and setup; platform maintenance; backups; documentation; troubleshooting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
In addition to basic services and platform support, we plan to develop discovery, analytics, and archival services next. We also plan to provide increased support for OER production and publication as part of our PALSave Textbook Creation Grant program.
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