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 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%
Staffing (in full-time equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 2
Funding sources for publishing activities:
  • Library materials budget: 90%
  • Chargebacks: 10%

Publishing Activities

Types 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.

  2021 Open access Paid Hybrid
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
Technical/research reports
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.

Monographs 11


Disciplinary specialties:
  • dance
  • Latin American studies
  • natural sciences
  • 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)

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?

Work with a university press?
  • University press partner: University of Delaware Press
Administer a university press?

Technologies & Services

Media formats:
  • images
  • text
Softwares & platforms:
  • DSpace
  • WordPress

Additional services:
  • audio/video streaming
  • author advisory – copyright
  • author advisory – other
  • outreach
Digital preservation strategy:
  • 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 Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We hope to market our journal publishing services more widely in the future and to begin providing DOIs on request.
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