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.

Year publishing activities began: 2008

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: paraprofessional staff (.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 2016:

Library publications in 2016: ETDs (292)

Number of open access titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of paid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Number of hybrid titles: journals (); monographs ()

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: Full range of academic subjects in ETDs

Top publications: “Facebook and Other Internet Use and the Academic Performance of College Students” (thesis); “Profitability Ratio Analysis for Professional Service Firms” (thesis); “THE EFFECTS OF EXTENSIVE READING AND READING STRATEGIES ON READING SELF-EFFICACY”; “A Pedagogical Guide to Extended Piano Techniques” (thesis); “Land Acquisition for Special Economic Zones in India” (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; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; digital preservation services under discussion; our CONTENTdm instance is hosted at OCLC and they have backup procedures. Pilot projects in Hydra are being developed for the future. Current members of Hathi Trust.

Additional services: cataloging; metadata; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Now that Temple Libraries has a new Scholarly Communication Officer, there will be expanded publication offerings. Please see our other LPD entry for the Temple University Press.
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