Wake Forest University

Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Library Partners Press

William Kane, Digital Publishing Manager
Phone: 336-758-6181
Email: kanewp@wfu.edu

Program Overview

A digital imprint of Wake Forest University specializing in niche non-fiction (including creative non-fiction) titles, Library Partners Press publishes quality books (of any length and size, in both electronic and print-on-demand formats) as part of a cooperative program established by Wake Forest University, ZSR Library, and Digital Publishing @ Wake, for the purpose of collecting, publishing, and delivering content created by library patrons everywhere.

Publishing Activities Began: 2011
Location: United States
Organization: organization (e.g. non-profit association, library consortia) that provides or supports library publishing activities on behalf of its library members
Stage (1-3): 3 - Established
Open Access Focus (1-5): 2 - Somewhat Important
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1.5
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Non-library Campus Budget: 75%
  • Charge Backs: 25%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, faculty; conference papers and proceedings, student; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); journals, campus-based faculty-created; monographs.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal
Campus-based Student-driven Journals
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Pressbooks
  • WordPress

Additional Services:
  • applying for Cataloging in Publication Data
  • audio/video streaming
  • author advisory – copyright
  • author advisory – other
  • budget preparation
  • cataloging
  • compiling indexes and/or TOCs
  • copyediting
  • digitization
  • DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • ISBN registry
  • marketing
  • peer review management
  • print-on-demand
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon Glacier
  • HathiTrust
  • In-house

Highlighted Publication

Strong Medicine: The Piedmont Triad Research Park Expansion Initiative 2002–2012

This narrative provides a firsthand description of the reasoning, events, complexities, and critical engagements of Wake Forest University Health Sciences’ new research and medical education campus downtown, which led to a two-hundred-plus- acre Piedmont Triad Research Park expansion and energized the economy with the simultaneous transformation of Winston-Salem’s once-blighted entry to its eastern downtown.

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