University of Iowa

University of Iowa Libraries

Digital Research and Publishing
lib-ir@uiowa.edu
www.lib.uiowa.edu/drp/publishing
@IowaResO
United States

Primary Contact:
Wendy Robertson
Digital Scholarship Librarian
319-335-5821

Program Overview

Digital Research and Publishing explores ways that academic libraries can best leverage digital collections, resources, and expertise to support faculty and student scholars by: collaborating on interdisciplinary scholarship built upon digital collections; offering publishing services to support sustainable scholarly communication; engaging the community through participatory digital initiatives; promoting widespread use and reuse of locally built repositories and archives; and advancing new technologies that support digital research and publishing.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

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

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 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (6); student-driven journals (2); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); technical/ research reports (9); faculty conference papers and proceedings (1); newsletters (1); ETDs (530)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Walt Whitman Quarterly Review (journal); Medieval Feminist Forum (journal); Proceedings in Obstetrics & Gynecology (journal); Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies (journal); Poroi (journal)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 90

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners: Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship

Publishing platform(s): bepress (Digital Commons); CONTENTdm; WordPress

Digital preservation strategy: Archive-It; LOCKSS; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: cataloging; metadata; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; peer review management; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Working on adding additional services, such as DOIs, HTML versions of articles, and possibly some formatting of content; assessing campus needs for datasets.
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