University of Iowa

University of Iowa Libraries

Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio
United States

Primary Contact:
Wendy Robertson
Digital Scholarship Librarian

Program Overview

The department 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 collection, 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 (0.6)

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 2016: NA

Library publications in 2016: campus-based faculty driven journals (8); campus-based student driven journals (3); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); technical/research reports (18); faculty conference papers and proceedings (203); newsletters (11); ETDs (560)

Number of open access titles: journals (); monographs () Publishes and or makes available online? This is a different thing and would include retrospective content we have put online. As such, I don't have a number for this. I also don't see how a count that includes content outside the definition of library publishing is helpful. This count woudl need to include content in CDM and publications out of any system

Number of paid titles: journals (0); monographs (0)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (2); monographs (0)

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

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Walt Whitman Quarterly Review; Annals of Iowa ; Medieval Feminist Forum; Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies; Poroi

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 77%

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; State Historical Society of Iowa

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:
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