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Digital Publishing House

Library Publishing efforts at Wayne State University
The Publishing House (an image of a great house)


The Digital Publishing House in the Library System exists to foster the development, production, and preservation of scholarly communication through open access (OA) publication. Our goal is to make research and creative activities as freely available as possible, paying as much attention to our local needs as our global ones, and operating with a sense of equity and social justice. The Digital Publishing House builds on an established library publishing program—a founding member of the Library Publishing Coalition—with an accomplished team of library and publishing professionals. We publish four active journals, support and grow the institutional repository, and assist in the creation of digital collections. We also collaborate with other WSULS teams to create open educational resources, digital pedagogy outreach and training materials, digital humanities projects, and digital collections platforms. We aim to expand the scope and capacity of library publishing and become a leader in digital-publishing workflows, infrastructures, and publishing pedagogy.


We support digital publishing and scholarly communication across all disciplines from conception to publication and preservation. We support this mission by offering a range of OA hosting services and training opportunities for scholars, librarians, editors, publishers, and students.

Here are some of the ways you can draw on the support of the Publishing House, all of which we can guide you through and/or help you with, depending on the scope of your project:

  • Deposit your scholarly work in our open-access institutional repository
  • Understand what licensing and permissions you should consider when publishing your work
  • Start a new open-access journal
  • Move an existing journal to one of our OA publishing platforms
  • Develop an open educational resource (OER) for teaching purposes
  • Create a digital humanities project
  • Teach a digital method or tool in your class

We are happy to consult on a number of publishing and digital pedagogy-related topics, so if you have an idea but aren't sure whether we can help, just ask! Email us at

Library Publishing

The Digital Publishing House in WSU Libraries features several open-access publications that are currently published through our Digital Commons repository.

Interested in starting an open-access journal, series, proceedings, or other venue through WSU Libraries' Digital Publishing House? Email us at!

The WSU Libraries has partnered with other campus and community entities to host digital versions of their publications in our repository, in part so we can assist with archiving these materials. Here are a few of those publications:

Wayne State University Press Preprint Series

The Publishing House adds publications of various genres to its repository for archival purposes, as needed. Currently, we house the following venues that have discontinued publication:


Join us for this one-day free conference for DH practitioners.

DH Open Houses

The Digital Publishing House offers a series of open houses and one-on-one consultations.

WSULS's Tech Bunker and Vault hosts a series of technology workshops. 


Exhibit your research in WSU's institutional repository, making an open-access version available to the world!

Follow our progress on the Mellon-funded open-source publishing platform for hosted journals, books, and more.

Check out the awesome open-source metadata translator we built for the Digital Public Library of America.

The Council of Editors of Learned Journals is hosted at WSU Libraries.

Publishing Pedagogy

DHRI is a 4-day, intensive digital humanities foundations training course taught by WSU Librarians and faculty.

KairosCamp encompasses a series of institutes for authors and editors/publishers learning to publish digital humanities projects.

We offer a range of in-class and one-on-one lessons for students and faculty interested in learning more about DH methods and tools.

Contact Us

Interested in increasing the reach of your scholarship? Get in touch with us and let's get started.

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