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PALNI COLLABORATIVE INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORY : ACTIVITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES

PALNI has released a public white paper addressing our collaborative IR project.

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PALNI’s Executive Director, Scholarly Communications Director, and Institutional Repository Task Force have examined closely the IR landscape and platform options for a cost-effective repository suitable for the Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) consortium. As
a product of this investigation and by pursuing cooperative relationships with other consortia, PALNI has two projects using the platforms Hyku and Islandora. These are the two solutions we’ve deemed most viable and most closely matching our guiding vision and values. We envision the Islandora project will be ready for production in the FY19 year.

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Source: PALNI IR White Paper

Researching Rumors About Open Access Dissertations | Authors Alliance

From Jill Cirasella and Polly Thistlethwaite in the Author’s Alliance Latest News:

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For years, we have encouraged researchers at our institution, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, to consider the benefits—for others, themselves, and their fields of study—of making their scholarship available open access. In doing so, we have found allies, some already committed to open access and some newly swayed by our arguments.

But, like many librarians advocating openness, we have also met resistance—disinclination to make time to upload works to repositories, confusion about variations among publishers’ policies regarding authors’ rights, certainty that niche work has no broader audience, concern about the viability of scholarly societies in an open-access world, etc.

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Source: Researching Rumors About Open Access Dissertations | Authors Alliance

Volume 7, General Issue: New content available​| Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

From JLSC:

We have opened the General Issue for Volume 7 of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC), and have published 7 new articles. JLSC invites new submissions to the journal – please see the author guidelines for details.

Commentary

Research Articles

Practice Articles

Brief Reviews of Books and Product

Source: Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Building Capacity for Academy-Owned Publishing through the Library Publishing Coalition | Library Trends

From Melanie Schlosser in Library Trends:

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Library publishing is both a growing area of interest in academic
libraries and an increasingly visible subfield of scholarly publishing.
This article introduces the field of library publishing—and the opportunities and values that make it unique—from the perspective of
the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC). The LPC is an independent,
community-led membership association of academic and research
libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing, and
it is the only professional association dedicated to this emerging area
of librarianship. In its first five years, LPC has produced a robust
set of resources to support library publishers, including the annual
Library Publishing Forum, the annual Library Publishing Directory,
and a variety of freely available professional development resources.
It has also built a strong community of members and an extended
network of affiliates. This paper presents and contextualizes these
accomplishments and shares new developments and future directions
for the Library Publishing Coalition.

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Source: Academy-Owned Publishing through the Library Publishing Coalition | Library Trends

Academy-owned? Academic-led? Community-led? What’s at stake in the words we use to describe new publishing paradigms | Library Publishing Coalition

From Melanie Schlosser and Catherine Mitchell in the LPC Blog:

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“Academy-owned” seems to be the descriptor du jour in scholarly communications circles.  We talk increasingly about academy-owned infrastructure, academy-owned publishing, academy-owned publications, etc. We find ourselves at meetings and conferences where we explore the challenges of supporting new forms of scholarly research, new modes of publication, new communities of readers — and there it is again — “academy-owned,” lurking in the conversation. We write grants whose very premise is that the academy will rise to claim its rightful place as the source, the maker, the distributor, the curator of its greatest asset — knowledge. There is definitely a movement afoot.

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Source: Academy-owned? Academic-led? Community-led? What’s at stake in the words we use to describe new publishing paradigms | Library Publishing Coalition

More Scholarly Communications Consolidation as Institutional Repository Provider DuraSpace Merges into Lyrasis – The Scholarly Kitchen

From Roger C. Schonfeld via the Scholarly Kitchen:

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Source: More Scholarly Communications Consolidation as Institutional Repository Provider DuraSpace Merges into Lyrasis – The Scholarly Kitchen

The state of the field: An excerpt from the 2019 Library Publishing Directory | Library Publishing Coalition

From Melanie Schlosser via the Library Publishing Coalition:

“As much as we love the searchable online interface for the Library Publishing Directory, it doesn’t include the introduction found in the print, PDF, and EPUB versions. Each year, the Directory‘s introduction includes a ‘state of the field’ based on that year’s data that highlights trends and new developments in library publishing as reported by the programs that contribute their information. To make it easier to find, we are republishing that portion of the introduction here. This year’s introduction was written by Alexandra Hoff, Jessica Kirschner, Janet Swatscheno, and Robert Browder, with an assist from me. Enjoy!”

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Source: The state of the field: An excerpt from the 2019 Library Publishing Directory | Library Publishing Coalition

The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) – Simple Book Publishing

From Apurva Ashok and Zoe Wake Hyde:

“The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) is a living repository of collective knowledge, written to equip all those who want to publish open textbooks with the resources they need. Representing two years of collaboration, innumerable conversations and exchanges, and a wide range of collective knowledge and experience, the Guide is a book-in-progress and will evolve and grow over time. Join the project discussion and help shape its development!”

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Source: The Rebus Guide to Publishing Open Textbooks (So Far) – Simple Book Publishing

An A-Z list of scholarly publishing and open science platforms – BMJ Digital

From BMJ Digital:

Inspired by Ian Mulvany’s tweet about Vega Academic Publishing System (which does look interesting, especially the partnership with Oslo School of Architecture and Design). We thought we would publish the list of publishing platforms that we keep an eye on.  The list is a bit of a jumble and includes a number of platforms like Aletheia, PubPub and Authorea aimed at authors who want to self-publish. A number of open science initiatives like Pluto Network, Lab Scribbles and the open archive HAL. Publishers like Elsevier and SpringerNature who run their own platforms but don’t open them up to other publishers aren’t listed. 

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Source: An A-Z list of scholarly publishing and open science platforms (Updated 6 November 2018) – BMJ Digital

DOAJ How-To Guide | LPC DOAJ Task Force

From the Library Publishing Coalition DOAJ Task Force (2017-18):

“In partnership with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), LPC has created a how-to guide that walks applicants through the DOAJ application process step-by-step. The guide includes explanations of commonly misunderstood questions and information specific to library publishing. Having a journal indexed in DOAJ is a marker of quality for publishers, but the application process is sometimes daunting. We hope this new resource will help more library publishers to successfully apply for inclusion in the index!”

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Source: DOAJ how-to guide, LPC DOAJ task force – Google Docs