University of Chicago

University of Chicago Library

Academic Library · United States

Center for Digital Scholarship

Adrian Ho, Scholarly Communications Librarian

Program Overview

The Center for Digital Scholarship is a resource hub for digital methods in research and learning. We provide consultations and services on digital projects, data, and research dissemination. We also connect scholars and students to resources within the Library and on campus to enable their scholarship.
  • Publishing activities began: 2019
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 4
  • Individual people: 4
  • Students: Undergraduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Datasets
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Expansive digital publications
  • Grey literature
  • Posters


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: Yes
  • 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
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Omeka
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - copyright
  • Indexing services (e.g. assistance with journal application for DOAJ)
  • analytics
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • ISSN registry
  • metadata
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion

Additional Information

Future Plans:
Develop collaborative partnerships with the University's academic programs in order to archive, preserve, and broaden access to their scholarly works.
Other Information:
The University of Chicago's institutional repository is built on the TIND platform.