University of Idaho

University of Idaho Library

Digital Initiatives;
United States

Primary Contact:
Devin Becker
Digital Initiatives Librarian

Program Overview

The Digital Initiatives department works to preserve and make accessible publications and other research products from researchers and affiliates of the University of Idaho via its open access publishing capabilities.

Year publishing activities began: 2013

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (1.5); undergraduate students (0.5)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (40); grants (60)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: student-driven journals (1); databases (4)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; concept maps/modeling maps/visualizations; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties: rangeland ecology and management; creative writing

Top publications: Fugue (journal); Journal of Rangeland Applications (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm

Digital preservation strategy: in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; digitization; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Bringing ETDs online; using ETDs to start developing a more robust (and visible) institutional repository.
We also publish a number of digital collections of historical images and documents. View All Entries