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Establishing library publishing: best practices for creating successsful journal editors [100001]

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subject Establishing library publishing: best practices for creating successsful journal editors
message I have a few questions about the recommendations of Berkeley Electronic Press:1-3 concern publishing, 4-6 concern Open Access:

(1) Are these Best Practice recommendations about in-house publishing (i.e., universities publishing their own output) or about university publishing of the output of other universities?

(2) If in-house publishing, what about peer review? Can an institution manage the peer review of its own journal articles?

(3) If not in-house publishing, but peer-reviewed publishing of the research output of other universities, then why is the university library to do it, rather than the university press?

(4) University librarians are specialized in buying in and curating collections for their internal users: Isn't Open Access about providing access to university output for external users, rather than about collecting university-external input for university-internal users.

(5) There already seem to be very many journals. Isn't what is needed for OA more access to journal articles, rather than more journals?

(6) Isn't what is most needed for OA from universities today Institutional Repositories that provide access to universities' articles published in external journals, rather than more journals, or in-house journals in which universities publish their own articles?

Stevan Harnad
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