Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI)

Consortium · United States

PALNI Presss

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

Program Overview

PALNI Press is committed to disseminating the diverse scholarly, creative, and educational content from PALNI-supported 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.
  • Publishing activities began: 2017
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across several campuses
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1.25
  • Individual people: 2
  • Funding sources: Grants; library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Datasets
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Grey literature
  • Journals
  • Monographs
  • Newsletters
  • Posters

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 1
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 1
  • Peer-reviewed: 1
  • Currently inactive or archived: 2
Open Educational Resources Publishing:
  • Open Educational Resources: 18
  • Peer-reviewed Open Educational Resources: 1


Top Publications:
  • Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology (journal)
  • Brass Techniques and Pedagogy (book)
  • The Bible and Music (book)
  • Elements of Biblical Poetry (book)
  • AcademFic: A Journal of Fiction by Academics (journal)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Religion and philosopy
  • Higher education
  • Music
  • Fiction


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s 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 which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): Yes

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • data
  • images
  • text
Software & Platforms:
  • Hyrax)
  • OJS
  • Omeka
  • Pressbooks
  • Samvera (including Hyku

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • analytics
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • copyediting
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • metadata
  • outreach
  • peer review management
  • print-on-demand
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion


Additional Information

Last Year:
Expanded discovery services; more hands-publishing activities (editorial, production, outreach) with the PALSave Textbook Creation Grant projects.