Category: Library Publishing

PALNI’s Consortial Institutional Repository Vision

PALNI recently released its vision statement for a desired consortial IR installation. It includes a description of the need for a multi-tenant environment, a visual sketch of the desired structure, and our functional requirements.  Feel free to share and send feedback to amanda@palni.edu.

Background: PALNI has been working towards a consortial institutional repository for some time. Using our method of “Deep Collaboration” across institutions, the first iteration of the cross-institutional IR Task Force identified a true need in 2013. In surveying the PALNI supported libraries, the group found that over 70% did not have an IR system in place, and over 65% were interested in participating in a collaborative IR system. Budget constraints were and remain a large factor—the greatest impediment identified in the survey. Following closely behind were staffing limitations and insufficient technological support, highlighting the impact that management of an IR at the consortial level might have. In 2017, PALNI hired a Scholarly Communications Director in part to manage the development of the IR, and the IR Task Force was rebooted. Given that capacity, and the priority established in PALNI’s 2017-2020 strategic plan, we are now ready to evaluate, select, and implement an IR system.

Download PALNI’s Consortial IR Vision Document.

The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape | Choice360 | White Papers

From Choice 360:

“Last year saw a variety of changes in the institutional repository landscape. Download Choice and Informed Strategies’ 2018 report for a snapshot of where institutional repositories stand and perspective on future directions from thought leaders such as Lorcan Dempsey, Vice President and Chief Strategist of the Online Computer Library Center, and Clifford Lynch, Director of the Coalition for Networked Information.”

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Source: The Evolving Institutional Repository Landscape | Choice360 | White Papers

Focusing on Value – 102 Things Journal Publishers Do (2018 Update) – The Scholarly Kitchen

From the Scholarly Kitchen:

“The first version of this list was created back in the summer of 2012, at a time when publishers were being challenged repeatedly to prove they added value beyond managing peer review and some basic copy editing and formatting….This update is a reframing and expansion of the list. I’ve changed the motif from the cost perspective (expense, level of difficulty, and duration) to the value perspective (uniqueness, value, importance). The list has always been implicitly a list of things journal publishers do, so this year I’ve made that explicit in the headline. “

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Source: Focusing on Value – 102 Things Journal Publishers Do (2018 Update) – The Scholarly Kitchen

Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing – OASPA

A work in progress from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association (OASPA), and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME).

Our organisations have collaborated to identify principles of transparency and best practice for scholarly publications and to clarify that these principles form the basis of the criteria by which suitability for membership is assessed by COPE, DOAJ and OASPA, and part of the criteria on which membership applications are evaluated by WAME.

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Source: Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing – OASPA

What library publishing looks like in 2017 – Excerpt from the Library Publishing Directory | Library Publishing Coalition

From Melanie Schlosser via the LPC Blog:

Each year, the Directory Committee mines the Directory data set in order to highlight trends and unique aspects of library publishing. In our fifth year, the trends and tendencies pointed out in previous introductions have started to reveal themselves as enduring characteristics and essential features of the library publishing landscape. We believe this reflects both the growing data set and the maturing of the field itself. This introduction highlights that continuity (“The Song Remains the Same”) and draws out two of those essential features for consideration (“Openness” and “Publishing and Pedagogy”).

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Source: What library publishing looks like in 2017 – Excerpt from the Library Publishing Directory | Library Publishing Coalition

OJS is not for sale | Public Knowledge Project

From Kevin at PKP:

With the recent acquisition of bepress by multinational publishing giant Elsevier, we’ve been asked by a number of people, some in jest, others less so, if OJS is next, given its substantial share of the journal platform market. As the title of this piece indicates, OJS is most definitely not for sale.

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Source: OJS is not for sale | Public Knowledge Project

Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication Volume 5, General Issue – new articles

Source: Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication