Scholarly Publishing and IRs
Tim Tamminga
Alison Denby
ALA July 12, 2009
Agenda
• Overview of why we see change
• What you need to know about managing
peer-reviewed content
• Examples of what is happening
• Where to start
• How to succeed
• Questions and discussion
Changing Landscape
• Electronic publishing
• Pressure on big deals
• Pressure on all aspects of university &
college budgets
– Libraries
– Departments
• Open access
• Colleges’ and Universities’ mission to
disseminate
• Survival of University Presses
Peer-reviewed Journal Universe
8250 Publisher owned
4700 Contract Published
2200 self-published in
Universities & Colleges
8850 Self published
Reach
Publishing Opportunities for
Libraries
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Provide central administration
Deal with external vendors/partners
Build value in IRs
Take advantage in expertise in content
collection and dissemination
• Collaboration with the Academic Press
• Reduce overall costs
• Preservation
Why publish?
Specialty
journals
Monographs
& other
media
Event
publishing
Community
Outreach
Publishing
Platform
Collaboration
Department
journals
Preservation
Student
journals
Specialty
journals
Publishing
Platform
Rasenna
Russell Journal
Spreadsheets in Education (SIE)
Monographs
& other
media
Publishing
Platform
Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology (Nebraska)
University press and library collaborations (U Mass Press)
Publishing
Platform
Collaboration
California Agriculture (State & University)
Purdue University (Press & Library OA journals)
San Francisco Estuary & Watershed (University, State &
Federal)
Publishing
Platform
Department
journals
Acta Medica Okayama
Industrial and Labor Relations Review (Cornell’s ILR)
Working Papers in Romance Languages
Edge: A graduate journal for German and Scandinavian Studies
Illinois Wesleyan University student journals
Macalester College student journals
Publishing
Platform
Student
journals
Contributions in Black Studies
Publishing
Platform
Preservation
Community
Outreach
Publishing
Platform
Univ of Nebraska research for Nebraska agribusiness
Event
Publishing
Publishing
Platform
John Wesley Powell conference
Utah State University IR Conference
Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Where to begin
Strategy:
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Existing journals
Potential new journals
Other peer-reviewed content
University or College Press: either collaboration or
library-managed publishing (for example, University
of Tennessee Library’s Newfound Press)
Strategy
Questions to answer:
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Why is the journal needed?
Is there any competition?
Who will drive the journal?
How will it be sustained?
What are the appropriate services for this title?
Who owns the journal?
The library/university or college
as publisher
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A business case – your strategy
Getting stakeholders and collaborators
Funding & resources
Building a journal portfolio
Preservation
Finding the right partners
Exit strategies
Metrics – measurements of success
Conclusion
• Overview of why we see change
• What you need to know about managing
peer-reviewed content
• Examples of what is happening
• Where to start
• How to succeed
Questions?
Reading
• "Campus-based publishing partnerships: A
guide to critical issues" by Raym Crow,
Campus-based Publishing Resource
Center, SPARC
• University Publishing in a Digital Age,
Laura Brown, Rebecca Griffiths, Matthew
Rascoff
Resources
Presentations about Digital Commons:
http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/presentations/
Research about Institutional Repositories:
http://works.bepress.com/ir_research/
Portal Page with a list of implemented
institutions, journals, and SelectedWorks:
http://digitalcommons.bepress.com
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