University of Montana

Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library

Academic Library · United States

Digital Initiatives

Wendy Walker, Digital Initiatives Librarian

Program Overview

We strive to support and provide open access to the research-related and creative publications of UM faculty, students, and staff.
  • Publishing activities began: 2014
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: One priority among many
  • Portion of Open Access publications: Most
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Services distributed across library units/departments
  • Advisory/editorial board: No
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 0.5
  • Individual people: 1
  • Funding sources: Library materials budget; Library operating budget

Publishing Activities

  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Educational resources
  • Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
  • Journals
  • Multimedia
  • Posters


Top Publications:
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • The Mathematics Enthusiast (journal)
  • Montana Law Review (journal)
  • CutBank (journal)
  • Oral Histories
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Mathematics
  • Creative writing
  • Education
  • Forestry
  • Environmental studies


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; Individual faculty; Graduate students; Undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: Yes
  • Program’s openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g., local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • multimedia
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)

Additional Services:
  • author advisory - other
  • author advisory - copyright
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • digitization
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • metadata
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon Glacier
  • Amazon S3
  • Archivematica
  • In-house