Wheaton College (IL)

Buswell Library

Digital Initiatives

Steve Oberg, Group Leader for Resource Description and Digital Initiatives

Program Overview

Publish works highlighting uniquely Wheaton College-related research and/or student activity.

  • Publishing activities began: 2013
  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Stage comments:
  • Open access focus (1-5): 3 - Important
  • Program advisory/editorial board: No
  • Peer reviewed journals: 50%
Staffing (in full-time equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 0.25
  • Paraprofessional staff: 0.25
Funding sources for publishing activities:
  • Library operating budget: 50%
  • Sales revenue: 50%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: journals, campus-based student-created; journals, contracted by external groups.

  2021 Open access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created
Journals, campus-based student-created 1 1
Journals, contracted by external groups 1 1
Journals, inactive back issues
Technical/research reports
Undergraduate capstones/honors theses

2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. 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 offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Top publications:
  • VII: Journal of the Marion E. Wade Center (journal)
  • Wheaton Writing
Disciplinary specialties:
  • student writing
  • C.S. Lewis and Friends


Internal partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Only work with internal partners

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?

Work with a university press?

Administer a university press?

Technologies & Services

Media formats:
  • text
Softwares & platforms:
  • OJS

Additional services:
  • cataloging
  • ISSN registry
Digital preservation strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
  • Preservica