University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

University Library

Library & Information Technology
United States

Primary Contact:
Joe M. Williams
Director of Public Services, University Library

Program Overview

The Library has historically published, in print, specialized monographs on topics related to the University or Library. We publish ETDs electronically and provide digital editions and original scholarly interpretations in support of research and instruction with a special emphasis on the American South.

Year publishing activities began: 1995

Organization: Services are primarily concentrated in the Library, distributed across departments/units. New collaboration with the UNC Press in planning stages; potential for collaboration with other campus units (e.g. College of Arts and Sciences)

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

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (100)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

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Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2017:

Library publications in 2017: ETDs (1,379); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (479); digital humanities research projects

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Media formats: text; images; audio; video; data; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations; visualizations

Disciplinary specialties: American South; Latin American Studies (forthcoming)

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Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty

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Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; Fedora; Wordpress; locally developed software

Digital preservation strategy: Archive-It; HathiTrust; in-house; The Carolina Digital Repository and Curators Workbench is locally developed software built on Fedora and iRODS

Additional services: print-on-demand training; cataloging; metadata; author copyright advisory; digitization hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: We are undertaking a project with the UNC Press and the Institute for the Study of the American South to jointly produce a new series of short monographs in the range of 20,000-40,000 words to be published electronically. Estimated output is initially one or tow titles a year, with first titles appearing in 2015. Collaborating with researchers on archiving, preserving, and publishing research data; collaborating with UNC Press for print-on-demand publications.
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