University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press

Morris Library

Publishing, Preservation, Research and Digital Access

Paige Morgan/Julia Oestreich, Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian / Director of the University of Delaware Press

Program Overview

We offer our open access journal publishing platform to more comprehensively support, record, and promote the scholarly activities of faculty and students, providing opportunities for creating and widely disseminating new scholarship and improving the look and discoverability of existing journals. We seek to educate researchers and community members about the larger contexts of open access and their options in terms of making their scholarship widely available, accessible, and discoverable, whether through the creation of journals, or via deposit in our institutional repository.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2016
  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English; Spanish; Portuguese
  • Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 2
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 90%
  • Charge Backs: 10%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; datasets; electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; technical/research reports.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created
Journals, campus-based student-created
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.

Library-Administered University Press Publications:

For journals, include titles that published at least one article in the last twelve months. For other publication types, report items that were published or added to your repository for the first time within the last twelve months.

Monographs 13


Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Latin American and Iberian studies
  • dance
  • material culture
  • regional history/anthropology
  • communications


  • Internal Partners: campus departments or programs
  • 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)
  • Best publications to refer to our program: Publications related to any of our key areas (listed above); publications with a specific connection to a University of Delaware community member
Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? Yes
  • Name of consortium:
  • Type of support:
Work with a university press? Yes
  • University Press Partners: University of Delaware Press
Administer a university press? Yes
  • Relationship between library publishing and university press: Partner on services and publications

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • OJS
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • author advisory – copyright
  • data visualization
  • digitization
  • ISSN registry
  • digital scholarship consultation support; proofreading
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We are investigating platforms that would support expanded publishing services for content other than journals, including OER.
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