Temple University

Temple University Libraries

Digital Library Initiatives
United States

Primary Contact:
Delphine Khanna
Head of Digital Library Initiatives

Program Overview

The goal of our program is to provide free and open access to digital scholarship produced by Temple University students. Currently, we focus on the publishing of doctoral dissertations, master’s theses, and the winning essays of the Temple University Library Prize for Undergraduate Research in general topics and in topics related to sustainability and the environment. In the future, we plan to greatly expand our publishing program to include scholarly journals and books.

Year publishing activities began: 2008

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (0.5)

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

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: ETDs (400); winning essays for the Temple University Library Prize for Undergraduate Research (7)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; data

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: “The Digitalization of Music Culture: A Case Study Examining the Musician/Listener Relationship with Digital Technology” (thesis); “Profitability Ratio Analysis for Professional Service Firms” (thesis); “Naskh Al- Qur’an: A Theological and Juridical Reconsideration of the Theory of Abrogation and Its Impact on Qur’anic Exegesis” (thesis); “Pcaob International Inspection and Audit Quality” (thesis); “Mother of God, Cease Sorrow!: The Significance of Movement in a Late Byzantine Icon” (thesis)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed:

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; digital preservation services under discussion; CONTENTdm instance hosted at OCLC; also considering membership in HathiTrust

Additional services: analytics; cataloging; metadata; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Planning significant expansion of services, such as the inclusion of books and journals.
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