University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-MadisonLibraries

Carrie Nelson, Director of Scholarly Communication

Program Overview

Current objective: Develop options for unmet publishing needs of members of the university community.

  • Location: United States
  • Organization: services distributed across library units/departments
  • Stage (1-3): 1 - Pilot
  • Stage Comments: The Office of the Gender and Women's Studies Librarian has an established publishing program that produces three serial publications and a curated online collection of biographies. Our institutional respository MINDS@UW stores, indexes, distributes, and preserves digital scholarly outputs deposited by UW-Madison faculty, researchers, and staff. The Parallel Press was an early library publishing initiative that has not produced new works in recent years.
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 4 - Very Important
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1.5
  • Paraprofessional staff: 0.5

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; datasets; electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); technical/research reports; undergraduate capstones/honors theses; review journal.


Disciplinary Specialties:
  • women's, gender, and LGBTQ+ studies


Openness to working with external partners: Open to working with any external partner

Best publications to refer to our program: Digital projects that support gender, women's studies, and LGBTQ+ scholarship and librarianship, especially those related to the State of Wisconsin.

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? yes
  • Name of consortium: Unizin
  • Type of support: Access to a stable and supported instance of Pressbooks that could be used to author and deliver textbook-like content.
Work with a university press? no

Administer a university press? no

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • DSpace
  • Omeka
  • WordPress

Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • DPN
  • HathiTrust
  • In-house