University of Iowa

University of Iowa Libraries

Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio
United States

Primary Contact:
Mark Anderson
Digital Scholarship & Collections Librarian

Program Overview

The Digital Scholarship & Publishing Studio collaborates with faculty and students on the digital design, implementation, and circulation of their research. Subscribing to a show more, tell less approach where digital scholarship–particularly the digital humanities–is concerned, the Studio embraces scholarly creativity and encourages interdisciplinary research and multiplatform circulation. In this manner, the Studio helps scholars tailor the presentation and application of their research to a variety of audiences.

Year publishing activities began: 2009

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2.0) - see comment below

Funding sources (%): library materials budget (25); library operating budget (75)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5): 4

Open access focus (1–5): 4

Advisory/editorial board: N

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2018:

Library publications in 2018: campus-based faculty-driven journals (8); campus-based student-driven journals (2); journals produced under contract/MOU for external groups (2); monographs (0); textbooks (0); technical/research reports (38); faculty conference papers and proceedings (57); student conference papers and proceedings (4); newsletters (24); databases (0); ETDs (412); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (0)

Number of open access titles: journals (8); monographs (0)

Number of paid titles: journals (3); monographs (0) - two of them are moving wall - content only is posted after moving wall has passed

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

Media formats: text; audio, video and data can supplement journals

Disciplinary specialties:

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

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 0.77

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs): 0

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); Wordpress

Digital preservation strategy: Archive­It; LOCKSS; Portico; Inhouse; Digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISSN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; peer review management; hosting of supplemental content;

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions:
The library also works with faculty and graduate students on digital humanities projects (and also some digitization projects). These projects use a variety of software and involve a department of 11.5 people (including count above). More about these projects here: A good overview of the entire department is here: View All Entries