Establishing Infrastructures for Scholarly Publishing

Kevin Comerford
Assistant Professor/Digital Initiatives Librarian
University of New Mexico

Jonathan Wheeler
Data Curation Librarian
University of New Mexico

Kevin S. Hawkins
Head of Publishing Production, MPublishing
University of Michigan


Hosting Open Access Journals for the University and Beyond: The University of New Mexico Open Journals Portal (Comerford, Wheeler)

Print publishing costs for small scholarly journals continue to increase, and even electronic publishing options are not without ongoing costs. University of New Mexico (UNM) Libraries has found that many research organizations in New Mexico would like to provide open electronic access to their group’s publications, but simply do not have the funding or the technical expertise to host their own journal server on the Internet. This presentation will discuss the UNM Libraries’ Open Journal Systems (OJS) initiative, designed to provide fee-free electronic publishing services to both institutionally sponsored and independent research organizations in the Southwest. UNM Libraries’ scholarly resources team works directly with journal publishers to build journal websites, prepare journal issues for publication, and train each journal’s staff how to implement their editorial, subscription and administrative processes online.

Presentation (Comerford)

mPach: Publishing Directly in HathiTrust (Hawkins)

HathiTrust, a shared digital repository, has been archiving and providing access to reformatted library holdings. Since libraries are increasingly involved in open-access publishing of new journals, HathiTrust is a natural place to archive and provide access to born-digital publisher content to ensure its long-term preservation and discoverability. This presentation will give an overview of mPach, a modular, end-to-end system being developed by the University of Michigan Library for publishing journals in the HathiTrust repository, which will be made available for use by other HathiTrust member institutions.
Presentation (Hawkins)

Last updated:  Tuesday, December 18th, 2012