Platforms and tools

The Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship provides faculty and researchers access to 3 platforms and tools to advance their scholarly communication efforts.

Our knowledgeable staff are available to help answer questions or provide additional information about these platforms at

New Prairie Press

New Prairie Press is the university’s open access publishing platform. Publications from all disciplines written by scholars affiliated with Kansas State University are welcome at New Prairie Press. In addition to scholarly journals, the Press publishes conference proceedings, faculty and staff scholarly monographs, open access textbooks and other special publications.

Using New Prairie Press allows greater visibility to researchers’ work and also supports open access initiatives throughout K-State and the greater community.

K-State Research Exchange (institutional repository)

The K-State Research Exchange (K-REx) acts as a repository for digital scholarship created by K-State scholars. K-REx increases the impact of your work by making it freely available to anyone with access to the internet. It allows researchers immediate access to scholarly work through green archiving. K-REx is optimized for visibility through Google and other search engines, resulting in more citations, more visibility and greater impact.



Pressbooks is a simple book production software, used by educational institutions around the world as well as authors and publishers. Instructors can use Pressbooks to publish textbooks, scholarly monographs, syllabi, fiction and non-fiction books, white papers and more in multiple formats.

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