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Paper 090_elpub2008:
The role of academic libraries in building open communities of scholars

id 090_elpub2008
authors Stranack, Kevin; Bird, Gwen; Devakos, Rea
year 2008
title The role of academic libraries in building open communities of scholars
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. 90-99
summary This paper describes three important pillars of publishing programs emerging at university libraries: providing a robust publishing platform, engaging the academic community in discussions about scholarly communication, and building a suite of production level services. The experiences of the Public Knowledge Project, the Simon Fraser University Library, and the University of Toronto Library’s journal hosting service are examined as case studies. Detailed information is provided about the development of the Public Knowledge Project, its goals and history, and the tools it offers. Campus activities at Simon Fraser University have been coordinated to support the use of PKP tools, and to raise awareness on campus about the changing landscape of scholarly publishing. The University of Toronto’s journal hosting service is profiled as another example. The role of university libraries in bringing together scholars, publishing tools and new models of scholarly publishing is considered.
keywords Public Knowledge Project; academic libraries; scholarly publishing
series ELPUB:2008
type normal paper
email kstranac@sfu.ca
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urn:nbn urn:nbn:se:elpub-090_elpub2008
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