University of Iowa

University of Iowa Libraries

Digital Research & Publishing
ww.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: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.45); paraprofessional staff (0.5)

Funding sources (%): library materials budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (6); campus-based student-driven journals (3); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (1); technical/research reports (10); faculty conference papers and proceedings (36); newsletters (1); databases (1); ETDs (514); We will publish other content for faculty; including supplemental content to published items; and sometimes work on extensive projects with them. This is extremely variable by year.

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Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; data; audio, video and data can supplement journals; short video series for our special collections department

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Walt Whitman Quarterly Review; Medieval Feminist Forum; Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies; Poroi; Proceedings of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 8

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; locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: Archive-It; LOCKSS; Portico; in-house

Additional services: graphic design (print or web) copy-editing training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; dataset management; 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. Working with Graduate College to have ETDs submitted to IR by students.
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