Rice University

Fondren Library

Academic Library · United States

Digital Scholarship Services


Shannon Kipphut-Smith, Scholarly Communications Liaison
Email: sk60@rice.edu

Program Overview

Publishing services at Fondren Library align with the library’s efforts to deepen the impact and visibility of Rice research. Services and resources have been developed to support the creation of scholarly publications created by members of the Rice community. We provide consultations on a wide range of scholarly publishing topics, facilitate the assignment of digital object identifiers (DOIs), and manage several digital publishing platforms.
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 2 - Early
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 5
  • Individual people: 5
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

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

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 1
  • Campus-based faculty-created: 1


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • 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): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS
  • Omeka

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • audio/video streaming
  • dataset management
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
  • training
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • PKP
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Amazon S3
  • Archive-It
  • DuraCloud
  • In-house