University of Kansas

KU Libraries

IT & Discovery Services and Center for Faculty Initiatives & Engagement
United States

Primary Contact:
Marianne Reed
Digital Initiatives Coordinator

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: other (please specify) 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 2017:

Library publications in 2017: campus-based faculty-driven journals (15); campus-based student-driven journals (7); technical/research reports (177); ETDs (1200); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (1); lectures sponsored by departments (1) oral histories and interviews (26)

Number of open access titles: journals (17)

Number of paid titles: journals (2)

Number of hybrid titles: journals (3)

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

Disciplinary specialties: linguistics; American studies; Slavic languages and literatures; theater; ecology and evolutionary biology

Top publications: Latin American Theatre Review (journal); American Studies (journal); Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics (journal); Social Thought and Research (journal); Paleontological Contributions (journal)

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: Mid-America American Studies Assn.; Slavic and East European Folklore Assn; American Montessori Society

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; DOIs; Resources for Editors of Scholarly Journals:

Additional Information

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