University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Publishing, Preservation, Research and Digital AccessPaige Morgan/Julia Oestreich, Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian / Director of the University of Delaware Press
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 of publishing efforts (1-3): 2 - Early
- Stage comments:
- Open access focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
- Program advisory/editorial board: No
- Peer reviewed journals: 100%
- Professional staff: 2
- Library materials budget: 90%
- Chargebacks: 10%
Publishing ActivitiesTypes of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; datasets; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, inactive back-issues; technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses.
|Conference papers and proceedings, faculty|
|Conference papers and proceedings, student|
|Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)||1|
|Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)||26|
|Journals, campus-based faculty-created||1|
|Journals, campus-based student-created|
|Journals, contracted by external groups|
|Journals, inactive back issues||2|
|Undergraduate capstones/honors theses|
2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. 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.
- Latin American studies
- natural sciences
- regional history/anthropology
PartnersInternal 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)
Technologies & Services
- audio/video streaming
- author advisory – copyright
- author advisory – other
- No digital preservation services provided
- We do have back up servers with additional copies of material, but it is not considered a robust preservation strategy.
Additional InformationPlans for expansion & future directions:
We hope to market our journal publishing services more widely in the future and to begin providing DOIs on request.
Our publishing program specifically does not have a written statement or policy, but our library is actively engaged in dialogue about anti-racist actions that we can take (such as developing anti-racist digitization criteria).
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