Winona State University

Darrell W. Krueger Library

Digital Collections - Library

Kendall Larson, Digital Collections & Liaison Librarian
Phone: 507-457-5367

Program Overview

As a medium sized public university library we support publishing projects which enhance the student writing and research experience.

  • Publishing Activities Began: 2018
  • Location: United States
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: Librarian and Faculty publishing partnerships
  • Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
  • Stage Comments:
  • Open Access Focus (1-5): 3 - Important
  • Program Advisory/Editorial Board: Yes
  • Peer Reviewed Journals: 100%
Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 5
  • Graduate students: 15
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Other: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs); journals, campus-based faculty-created; journals, campus-based student-created; journals, inactive back-issues; monographs; newsletters; undergraduate capstones/honors theses; oral histories; video recordings; audio recordings; student newspaper.

  2020 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules)
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) 78
Journals, campus-based faculty-created 1 1
Journals, campus-based student-created 1 1
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back-issues
Monographs 2 2
Newsletters 2 2
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses
Other/Additional Publishing Activities:
oral histories (1) video recordings (1) audio recordings (5) student newspaper (19)

2020: New publications from July 2019 to June 2020. 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:
  • Winona Daily News (newspaper)
  • Essays in Education (journal)
  • Counselor Education Capstones (student works)
  • Winonan (newspaper)
  • Leadership Education Capstones (student works)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • education
  • leadership education
  • nursing
  • history
  • archives


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs

Openness to working with external partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)

Best publications to refer to our program: Publications related to Winona, Minnesota and southeast Minnesota.

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing? no

Work with a university press? no

Administer a university press? no

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)
  • Pressbooks

Additional Services:
  • audio/video streaming
  • cataloging
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • Print on demand is being discussed
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Digital preservation services under discussion
Service Vendors: IngramSpark; Pressbooks; bepress; Youtube; Library of Congress (ISSN); Bowker (ISBN)

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We are building our collections and community partnerships. Our aim is to increase our outreach to academic departments with hopes to increase the publishing of our student and faculty research and creative output. We also seek partnerships to preserve the history of Winona State University and southeast Minnesota.
Other Information:
We have a partnership with our Education Doctorate Program and faculty to create graduate student experiences to enhance their writing and research skills through book creation and publishing.
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