University of Maryland

University of Maryland Libraries

Digital Programs and Initiatives;
United States

Primary Contact:
Terry M. Owen
Digital Scholarship Librarian

Program Overview

Capture, preserve, and provide access to the output of the University of Maryland faculty, researchers, centers, and labs and provide new modes of scholarly publishing.

Year publishing activities began: 2004

Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); graduate students (0.5)

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 (1); campus-based student-driven journals (1); technical/research reports (4151); newsletters (2); ETDs (9511); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (73); specialized digital projects

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

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

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications:

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 50

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

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

External partners:

Publishing platform(s): DSpace; Fedora; OJS; Wordpress

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; notification of A&I sources; ISSN registry DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; dataset management; peer review management; author copyright advisory hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Launching a Digital Scholarship and Publishing program in fall 2014 that includes publication of electronic journals using OJS, along with exploring options for publishing non-traditional digital publications.
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