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1 1 Scholarly Publishing Initiatives in ARL Libraries: a Penn State Perspective Nancy L. Eaton, Dean University Libraries and Scholarly Communications The Pennsylvania State University ARL October 10, 2007

2 Focus of Todays Observations Ithaka Report Relationships between Library, Press, and Faculty Early experiences at Penn State 2

3 Scholarly Publishing versus Scholarly Communications Ithaka Report Addresses Scholarly Publishing Period of re-conceptualization and need for multiple approaches and platforms Platforms determined by disciplinary content, format (e.g. data, multi-media) Critical mass – publishing platform or marketing of scholarly content? 3

4 4 A New Penn State Partnership University Libraries Penn State Press The Faculty Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing

5 5 The Landscape Penn State Press ODSPUniversity Libraries

6 6 Penn State Press Traditional publications in the arts, humanities, & social sciences Journals with Project Muse Participation in Google Publishers Program Editorial expertise Marketing expertise Faculty relationships & trust

7 7 University Libraries Digitization of existing collections Licensed e-content Integration of e-content into courseware, library instruction IT Infrastructure, including DPubS and Google Scholar Subject specialists Faculty relationships & trust

8 8 The Faculty Subject and discipline expertise Authors and editors Participation in editorial boards Contribute time to jury content Change agents for Promotion & Tenure Change agents in new modes of Scholarly Communications

9 9 The Challenges University Press too small to invest in IT alone Faculty concern for quality control paramount for new ventures How to leverage special skills and knowledge of both the Libraries and the Press on behalf of the faculty How does Open Access fit in?

10 10 Office of Digital Scholarly Publishing (ODSP) Experimental space for Libraries & Press to work together on new models An office for faculty to collaborate with Libraries & Press Scholary communications continuum Jointly managed by the Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications and the Associate Director of the Press Jointly funded by the Libraries & Press

11 11 Depositing Content Documentation Standards for Input Authoring/Publishing Search Engines BrowsersArchitectureSecurity SIRSI OCLC Google DPubS ContentDMOlive DLXSSodaPop DSpaceFedora Services Network Access Metadata & Cataloging Applications Repositories Storage

12 12 Business Models? Hybrid models at Penn State All commercial (sales & subscriptions) Rolling wall for free back volumes online, new issues subscription-based Free online, several pages can be printed online, print on demand for entire volume or issue Proceedings: arrangement with sponsoring organization, print on demand after conference Open access and print capability online Cost-sharing and revenue-sharing between University Libraries and Press Subsidies (university, library, subventions)

13 Early Experiences at Penn State Metalmark Books Romance Studies Conference Proceedings E-journals (PA history) E-repositories (Records management, DPubS) 13

14 14 Contact information Nancy L. Eaton Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, Penn State Mike Furlough Assistant Dean for Scholarly Communications, University Libraries, Penn State


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