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Paper 068_elpub2008:
Establishing library publishing: best practices for creating successsful journal editors

id 068_elpub2008
authors Bankier, Jean-Gabriel; Smith, Courtney
year 2008
title Establishing library publishing: best practices for creating successsful journal editors
source ELPUB2008. Open Scholarship: Authority, Community, and Sustainability in the Age of Web 2.0 - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Toronto, Canada 25-27 June 2008 / Edited by: Leslie Chan and Susanna Mornati. ISBN 978-0-7727-6315-0, 2008, pp. 68-78
summary Library publishing is a hot topic. We compiled the results of interviews with librarians and editors who are currently publishing journals with the Digital Commons platform. While the research and illustrations in this paper originate from Digital Commons subscriber interviews, we think the lessons and trends we’ve identified can serve as a roadmap for all librarians looking to provide successful publishing services to their faculty. Successful journal publishing appears to rely greatly upon the librarian hitting the pavement and promoting. The librarian must be ready to invest time and commit to a multi-year view. With support and encouragement, faculty will begin journals. The librarian can then use these early successes as showcases for others. While the first editors get involved in publishing because they believe in open-access or are looking to make a mark, for future editors the most powerful motivator is seeing the success of their peers. Publishing becomes viral, and the successful librarian encourages this.
keywords University as a publisher of e-journals; journal publishing in an institutional repository; road map for library publishing; open-access; Digital Commons; university as publisher; library as publisher
series ELPUB:2008
type normal paper
email jgbankier@bepress.com
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-068_elpub2008
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