University of Kansas

KU Libraries

Center for Faculty Initiatives and Engagement
United States

Primary Contact:
Marianne Reed
Digital Scholarship 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: Combination of centralized library publishing unit/department and some other support services distributed across library units/departments (like IT support)

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (0.3)

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 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (18); campus-based student-driven journals (1); ETDs (430); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (16); Lectures sponsored by departments (48) Oral Histories and Interviews (76) Radio spots produced by departments (312)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data

Disciplinary specialties: Theater and Film; American Studies; Sociology; Slavic Languages and Literatures; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Top publications: Latin American Theatre Review; American Studies; Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism; Social Thought and Research; Auslegung: A journal of philosophy

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; OJS

Digital preservation strategy: Portico; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; ISBN registry; author copyright advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming; 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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