Library publishing


Library publishing , also known as campus-based publishing , [1] is the practice of an academic library providing publishing services.

Concept

A library publishing service usually publishes academic journals and provides a broader range of publishing services. [2] This can include publishing other formats such as scholarly monographs and conference proceedings . [3] It has a preference for open access publishing. [4]

Library publishing often focuses on electronic publishing rather than print, thus complemeting the role of traditional academic presses. [5] Sometimes a library and a university based on the same institution will form a partnership, with each focusing on their own area of ​​expertise. [6] [7] For example, the University of Pittsburgh’s library publishing service publishes peer-reviewed journals and also collaborates with the university press to publish open access monographs . [8]

Software is available to manage the journal publication process. The open source Open Journal Systems by the Public Knowledge Project , and Digital Commons ‘ bepress , are both widely used by library publishing services. [9]Some libraries use open journals that are held in an institutional repository . [10]

History

Library publishing has a long history and has been around since before the Internet. [11]

In 1990, academic libraries published two of the first scholarly electronic journals on the Internet. The University of Houston Libraries The Public-Access Computer Systems Review [12] [13] and the Virginia Tech University Libraries began publishing the Journal of the International Academy of Hospitality Research. [14]

The Synergies project (2007-2011) was a collaboration between different Canadian universities to create infrastructure to support institutional publishing activities. [15] A survey conducted by Hahn in 2008 found that at that time 65% of research libraries in North America [6]

In 2011 in the UK, Jisc funded three library publishing projects: Huddersfield Open Access Publishing (HOAP) at the University of Huddersfield , SAS Open Journals at the University of London , and EPICURE at UCL . [16]

The Library Publishing Coalition was launched in 2013 to provide a hub for library publishing activities. [4] In October 2013, during Open Access Week , they launched a Library Publishing Directory [17] which contains information about library publishing activities at 115 academic and research libraries. [18]

See also

Main category: Library publishing
See also: Category: Academic journals published by university libraries .
  • University press

References

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  3. Jump up^ Hahn, Karla L. (2008). “Research library publishing services: new options for university publishing” (PDF) . Association of Research Libraries. p. 5 . Retrieved 24 September 2013 .
  4. ^ Jump up to:b “About us” . Library Publishing Coalition . Retrieved 24 September2013 .
  5. Jump up^ Harboe-Ree, Cathrine (2007). “Just advanced librarianship: the role of academic libraries as publishers” . Australian Academic & Research Libraries . 38 (1): 21. doi : 10.1080 / 00048623.2007.10721264 . Retrieved 24 September 2013 .
  6. ^ Jump up to:b Hahn, Karla L. (2008). “Research library publishing services: new options for university publishing” (PDF) . Association of Research Libraries . Retrieved 24 September 2013 .
  7. Jump up^ Wittenberg (2004). “Librarians as publishers: a new role in scholarly communication”. Searcher . 12 (10).
  8. Jump up^ Deliyannides, TS; Gabler, VE (2013). “The University Library System, University of Pittsburgh: How & Why We Publish” . Library publishing toolkit . IDS Project Press. p. 82 . Retrieved 24 September 2013 .
  9. Jump up^ Hahn, Karla L. (2008). “Research library publishing services: new options for university publishing” (PDF) . Association of Research Libraries. p. 14 . Retrieved 24 September 2013 .
  10. Jump up^ Brown, Josh (2009). “An introduction to overlay journals” (PDF) . UCL . Retrieved 24 September 2013 .
  11. Jump up^ Maxim, GE 1965. A history of library publishing, 1600 to the present day. Thesis approved for the Fellowship of the Library Association.
  12. Jump up^ Bailey, Charles W., Jr. (January 1991). “Electronic (Online) Publishing in Action The Public-Access Computer Systems Review and Other Electronic Serials”. ONLINE . 15 : 28-35.
  13. Jump up^ Ensor, Pat; Thomas Wilson (1997). “The Public-Access Computer Systems Review: Testing the Promise” . The Journal of Electronic Publishing . 3 (1): 28-35.
  14. Jump up^ Savage, Lon (1991). “The Journal of the International Academy of Hospitality Research” . The Public-Access Computer Systems Review . 2 (1): 54-66. Archived from the original on 2006-09-02.
  15. Jump up^ Devakos, R .; Turko, K. (2007). “Synergies: Building National Infrastructure for Canadian Scholarly Publishing” (PDF) . ARL Bi-Monthly. 252/253: 16.
  16. Jump up^ “Scholarly communications” . Jisc . Retrieved 24 September 2013 .
  17. Jump up^ Lippincott, Sarah K. (ed.) (2013). “Library Publishing Directory” (PDF). Library Publishing Coalition . Retrieved 23 October 2013 .
  18. Jump up^ “Library Publishing Directory: Announcing the 1st edition of the Library Publishing Directory” . Library Publishing Coalition . 2013 . Retrieved 23 October 2013 .