University of Florida

George A. Smathers Libraries

Digital Production Services ;
United States

Primary Contact:
Judith C. Russell
Dean of University Libraries

Program Overview

The Digital Production Services unit develops, manages, and publishes digital content from curatorial collections, in support of academic programs, organizes conversion and ingest capabilities, facilitates awareness, and coordinates instruction in scholarly use and development of digital technologies and their application to collection and publishing services.

Year publishing activities began:

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities:

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: N/A

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (8); campus-based student driven journals (3); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); newsletters (1); databases (14); ETDs (1174); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (46)

Number of open access titles: All, including many re-born digital in the UF Digital Collections; the exception is 1 hybrid journal (Chemical Engineering Education)

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles: 1

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations

Disciplinary specialties: Carribean studies; African studies; entomology; psychology; physical therapy

Top publications: ARL PD Bank; African Studies Quarterly; Interamerican Journal of Psychology; Journal of Undergraduate Research, Chemical Engineering Education

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; graduate students; undergraduate students

External partners: Florida Anthropological Society, Florida Horticultural Society, Florida Geological Survey, Medical Anthropology Quarterly (post-print archive), Florida Entomological Society, St. Augustine Historical Society, Panama Canal Society, Rossica Society of Russian Philately, Florida and Caribbean newspaper publishers for the Florida Digital Newspaper Library and the Caribbean Newspaper Digital Library with digital archives and publication for the newspapers

Publishing platform(s): OJS; locally developed software; Scalar; SobekCM; WordPress

Digital preservation strategy: DPN; FCLA DAITSS; HathiTrust; in-house

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; TOCs; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry; ISBN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; dataset management; business model development; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; image services; data visualization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming; other

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: New activities and future plans include the print-publishing of limited editions of artists books, reprinting out-of-print books for which the libraries own the rights, and publishing of limited edition and print-on-demand books related to the history of the university and library special collections, as well as additional support for the publishing of innovative digital scholarship. Future plans include close collaboration with the University Press for new publishing initiatives and coordinated complementary publishing activities through the LibraryPress@UF.
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