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1st Meeting of the Library Publishing Forum

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Kansas City, MO

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With the advancement of open access (OA) journal publishing opportunities in partnership with presses and faculty, libraries in alignment with intersecting academic values are fulfilling a need by supporting sustainable models of scholarly communication that incorporate disseminating faculty scholarship in collaboration with library and/or press staff and editors to “start up” an OA journal or transform an existing print journal to OA. Library staff that embrace faculty or student publishing partnerships are structuring and utilizing their scholarly communication skill sets by positioning the availability of open access publications to disseminate quality research results. University presses are also forging alliances with libraries to strategically align their business models as an economically viable solution and compelling competitor in publishing journals. The peer-reviewed OA journal model actuates library publishing activities with the goals of making research globally visible, the ability to build upon others’ work, and uphold the scholarly communication practices of researchers and publishers that might include stakeholder ways in: supporting the faculty research cycle; hosting software and tools’ training; metadata creation; database indexing; Creative Commons licensing; reducing libraries’ purchasing costs; engaging altmetrics; and economic viability. My infographic poster will visually depict various stakeholder alignments in publishing OA journals.


Academic libraries; Budget; Libraries; Metadata; Open access publishing; Peer review; Research; Universities and colleges—Faculty; Universities and colleges--Faculty--Publishing


Archival Science | Cataloging and Metadata | Collection Development and Management | Library and Information Science | Scholarly Publishing


Additional content "Utilizing IR Content Discovery Streams" poster.


Institutional repositories (IRs) host an abundance of unique and valued digital content. The premise of garnering scholarly and local collection materials is to engage them for visibility and accessibility. As an additional tool to assist in the process of creating an infrastructure for reachable content, the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway tool enables academic libraries to target individual repository collections to minimally harvest the metadata and be visible through and OAIster. Collection items display their metadata while available full-text deposits from the Gateway create links to expose an IR’s record and the object itself that could include an article or thumbnail im-age. New items added to an existing IR collection are automatically synchro-nized and updated. The Gateway provides guidance to get started and maxim-izes the value-added visibility of library content locally archived in institutional repositories and globally accessible. Currently, OCLC’s WorldCat tools provide discovery to over 25 million digital resources.