Wake Forest University

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Library Partners Press
United States

Primary Contact:
William Kane
Director, Digital Publishing

Program Overview

Digital Publishing at Wake Forest University helps faculty, staff, and students create, collect, and convert otherwise unpublished works into digitally distributed books, journals, articles, and the like.

Year publishing activities began: 2011

Organization: services are distributed across campus

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (1); paraprofessional staff (0.25)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (75); non-library campus budget (25)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2016:

Library publications in 2016: monographs (10); textbooks (3); technical/research reports (6); faculty conference papers and proceedings (6); student conference papers and proceedings (6); newsletters (2); ETDs (50); undergraduate capstones/honors theses (25)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles: monographs (10)

Number of hybrid titles: monographs (5)

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

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; Scalar; Wordpress; locally developed software; Tizra; Biblioboard

Digital preservation strategy: Amazon Glacier; Amazon S3; Archive-It; HathiTrust; in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; ISBN registry; applying for Cataloging in Publication Data; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; business model development; budget preparation; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Moving towards offering print-on-demand services.
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