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Digital Scholarship: Digital Publishing

Open and Digital Publishing Possibilities

This guide offers resources for open publishing and digital publishing. Items includes publishing considerations such as the use of creative commons licenses, a handbook on publishing with preservation in mind, accessibility resources, and examples of publishing platforms to consider, such as Walker Library's journal hosting or repository platforms, Twine, StoryMaps, Thinklink, and Omeka.

Sample CC license used with publication

Publish with Omeka

Create and publish rich digital collections, narratives and exhibits with Omeka.Visit

Publish with Twine

Publish interactive stories and games with Twine. Visit to learn more.

Publish with MTSU's Institutional Repository

Submit scholarly materials you produced at MTSU including theses, dissertations, conference proceedings, Scholars Week Posters, peer-reviewed article and department newsletters. Click on the submit button at

Publish with a journal hosted by MTSU

Choose from several journals hosted at MTSU. Browse the library's journal hosting website to see if a journal is of interest to you.


Accessibility with Digital Resources

Digital Publishing with Preservation in Mind

Digital Project Preservation Plan: A Guide for Preserving Digital Humanities / Scholarship Projects (2019)

A Digital Project Preservation Plan is designed to help with organizing preservation efforts for digital projects. Initially drafted as a companion guide meant to fill the gap on best methods for preserving digital scholarship or digital humanities projects, it can also be applied to digital projects and publishing outside the humanities. This is a working document, available to practitioners in whole or part; ideally, it will be used in the early stages of project planning and consulted and revised regularly. The preservation infrastructure should be designed and built as a collaborative effort from the beginning of the project. As priorities, methods and technologies change, the preservation plan will need to be updated and modified accordingly.

Topics and templates include: Summary, Project Charter, Digital File Inventory, Additional Considerations, Preservation Plan-A Summary and Checklist, References/Plan Resources

The Digital Project Preservation Plan is a free, open educational resource (OER) for others to use as a resource, in whole or in part. Terms of use are CC-BY-NC and is available at this link

Publish with ThingLink

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Publish with StoryMaps

Publish with StoryMaps by ESRI. MTSU offers free ARC GIS ONLINE accounts.

To see this specific StoryMap, visit the interactive map at