Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications
Pennsylvania State University
Director, E-Publishing Technologies
Cornell University Library, in collaboration with Pennsylvania State University Libraries, has generalized the open-source electronic publishing application DPubS, originally developed for Project Euclid. A first public release of the code was made in October 2006 and significant development has occurred since then. Initial support for this project was provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and a project briefing was presented at CNI in Spring 2005. DPubS is a flexible electronic publishing platform currently used at several institutions for the delivery of scholarly journals, conference proceedings, and monographs. The system can be configured to deliver a wide variety of metadata and content types, in both open access and subscription controlled environments. DPubS offers a range of publishing-related functions, including OAI-PMH support, full-text indexing, rich publication branding opportunities, subscription access controls, editorial management tools in support of peer-review, and Web-based administrative interfaces for management of routine processes.
The project briefing will provide:
1. a brief overview of the present system’s design and functionality, and examples of its use
2. a review of the outcomes of the grant-supported effort, and a discussion of current and projected development work
3. a discussion of the current context and demand within libraries for e-publishing software and how that environment affects software adoption choices