Vice Provost and University Librarian
|Nancy L. Eaton|
Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications
Pennsylvania State University
|Artemis G. Kirk|
This session will describe innovative publishing initiatives at three universities:
- Using the open-source e-publishing platform Connexions, Rice University Press is returning from a decade-long hiatus to explore models of peer-reviewed scholarship for the 21st century. The technology offers authors a way to use multimedia — audio files, live hyperlinks or moving images — to craft dynamic scholarly arguments, and to publish on-demand original works in fields of study that are increasingly constrained by print publishing.
- The Pennsylvania State University Libraries and the Penn State University Press are partnering in new modes of scholarly communications and publishing. They jointly administer the Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing, established in the spring of 2005, and are looking at various new ways to leverage their efforts. The Libraries is building a technical infrastructure that can be shared with the Press; and the Libraries, the Press, and Cornell University Libraries, with funding from the Mellon Foundation, are developing DPubS, digital publishing software that is an open source alternative for scholarly publishing. The Libraries and the Press are also looking at various business models for the future.
- The Georgetown University Digital Library, a partnership among all of Georgetown’s libraries and a collaboration with University Information Services and the Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship, supports the advancement of education and scholarship at Georgetown and contributes to the expansion of research initiatives, both nationally and internationally. By providing the infrastructure, resources, and services, the Georgetown University Digital Library sustains the evolution from the traditional research models of today to the enriched scholarly communication environment of tomorrow, and it provides context and leadership in developing collaborative opportunities with partners across the campus, such as Georgetown University Press, and around the world.
Powerpoint Presentation (Georgetown Univ)