University of Kansas

KU Libraries

Center for Faculty Initiatives and Engagement
United States

Primary Contact:
Marianne Reed
Digital Information Specialist

Program Overview

Digital Publishing Services provides support to the KU community for the design, management, and distribution of online publications, including journals, conference proceedings, monographs, and other scholarly content. We help scholars explore new and emerging publishing models in our changing scholarly communication environment, and we help monitor and address campus concerns and questions about electronic publishing. These services are intended to enable online publishing for campus publications, and help make their content available in a manner that promotes increased visibility and access, and ensures long-term stewardship of the materials.

Year publishing activities began: 2007

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department; services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (0.25); undergraduate students (0.05)

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 (15); student-driven journals (1); monographs (7); faculty conference papers and proceedings (2); ETDs (214); undergraduate capstone/honors theses (70); occasional lectures; oral histories and interviews

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; audio; video

Disciplinary specialties: philosophy; natural science; humanities; oral history and interviews; linguistics

Top publications: Biodiversity Informatics (journal); American Studies (journal); Latin American Theater Review (journal); Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics (working papers); Treatise Online (preprints)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: individual faculty; graduate students

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS/OCS/OMP; XTF

Digital preservation strategy: Portico; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; author copyright advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming; ISBNs; consulting on publishing models and issues

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Some services are ongoing. A strategic initiative to expand the program is pending.
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