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1 E Press and E Prints: Electronic Publishing at ANU Lorena Kanellopoulos

2 Background Information  ANU E Press project has been funded by the Vice- Chancellor for 3 years  ANU E Press was established to disseminate high- quality scholarship produced by the ANU research community  ANU E Press was launched by the Vice-Chancellor on 18 May 2004  Editorial arrangements for Asia Pacific, Humanities and Indigenous Australia

3 What is ANU E Press? The ANU E Press is hosted by the Division of Information at The Australian National University. In partnership with scholars, academic publishers, librarians, and information technologists, the ANU E Press works to explore and enable new modes of scholarly publication within a digital repository environment.

4 Why do we need an E Press? The decision to establish the ANU E Press was based on a recognition of the urgent need to find an effective mechanism for disseminating ANU scholarship that is of high quality but lacks a ready commercial market a determination to lower or eliminate barriers to access inherent in the existing model of scholarly communication an acceptance that the operational overheads of the conventional academic press were no longer affordable a realisation that emergent electronic press technologies offered a feasible alternative to the conventional academic press in terms of cost and available infrastructure.

5 Why publish with ANU E Press? The primary aim of the ANU E Press is to assist in making available the intellectual output of the academic and postgraduate communities of the ANU. The ANU E Press undertakes that all material published on its website will be appropriately credentialled, indexed and marketed, and that online content will be accessible without charge.

6 What services does ANU E Press provide? The ANU E Press manages the submission, manuscript tracking, refereeing and publishing in electronic format of scholarly information, with content made available through the Internet. It also offers a Print- on-Demand (PoD) service in association with designated printeries. In supplying these services, the ANU E Press seeks to provide standardised publishing processes via a generic set of publishing workflows provide for minimal conversion through support for publishing and viewing content in a number of file formats enable content indexing in the form of subject headings and metadata convert original format to xml/html publish the works in electronic and print formats. Although the initial emphasis is on the publication of academic monographs, the ANU E Press will in due course widen its scope to encompass a broader range of materials and formats, and thereby exploit the true potential of the electronic environment.

7 E Press Titles

8 Asia Pacific Titles

9 Humanities Titles

10 Indigenous Titles

11 Forthcoming Titles  In the Service of the Company – Vol I – Letters of Sir Edward Parry  In the Service of the Company – Vol II – Letters of Sir Edward Parry  CAEPR 21 - Health Expenditure, Income and Health Status Among Indigenous and Other Australians by M.C Gray, B.H Hunter and J Taylor  CAEPR 24 - Social Indicators for Aboriginal Governance: Insights from the Thamarrurr Region, Northern Territory by John Taylor  The Spanish Lake by Oskar Spate

12 BUSINESS PROCESSES Submission Cycle Production Cycle

13 E Press Technical Process

14 Formats

15 Free downloadable formats An example of a citation page. Free downloadable formats include PDF, HTML and Mobile device

16 eBooks ANU E Press eBooks are available without charge as an electronic document. We offer customers different eBooks formats, these are: Acrobat PDF format HTML for onscreen viewing, and HTML for mobile devices. All these formats including the PoD books are generated from a single source document (XML). Our eBooks will contain supplementary and extra content that is not available in the PoD book, such as abstracts and keywords for each chapter/section.

17 XML (eXtensible Markup Language) text Code

18 HTML A view of the HTML version of the eBook Navigation Bar Window

19 PDF A view of the PDF version of the eBook List of PDF files PDF

20 Mobile Device URL address A view of the mobile device version of the eBook eBook Scroll bar to scroll though the eBook

21 Print-on-Demand PoD books PoD books are perfect bound paperbacks with glossy covers that are produced from XML. The finished product is equivalent in quality to an off-set print book and is available to customers at a cost price.

22 Other useful Information  10 titles available in 4 different formats (XML, HTML, Mobile device, PDF – PoD) worldwide  Over 1,200 html files  ANU E Press listed on the Register of Acceptable Commercial Publishers (DEST)  10,414 visits to the website for Jan – April 2004  ANU E Press Team has proofread 5,542 pages (2,216,800 words)

23 More information about E Press Policies  Business Case  Planning Report  Policy framework  Marketing Strategy  Management Structure  Editorial Structure  Author Guidelines – including word template  Editorial Guidelines Steering Committee – 10 members this includes Senior Executive Staff Project Team – 3 full-time staff More Information about E Press can be found at Website: Email: Lorena Kanellopoulos Implementation Manager Brendon McKinley Desktop Publisher Bobby Graham Information Editor

24 ANU E Prints

25 What is ANU EPrints?  ANU Eprints is a an electronic archival database for research literature.  Eprint sites are also referred to as self- archiving sites, as the Eprint repository software enables you to easily deposit your papers.  At ANU we use the internationally accepted open standards of the Open Archive Inititative to ensure your work is in a recognised format and is secure.Open Archive Inititative

26 Why use EPrints?  To ensure global availability and accessibility of your work;  To learn how to publish electronically;  To avoid the usual bottlenecks associated with print output;  To publish in an eprint repository and also in a journal (most publishers do allow this) and so gain a wider audience  To have your work promoted by ANU and, in turn, ANU will be promoted by your work.  To help improve access to scholarly communication  To help improve accessibility to the work of Australian research both national and internationally  To help enhance access and contribution to internationally linked scholarship

27 Initial Stage  Preparatory work  Production mode 1 September 2001  13 Top Level Subject Categories  Over 2,000 EPrints available  Publicity and Marketing  One on one meetings with Senior Executives (Dean and Directors)  Go8 Roadshow

28 Other useful information  Romeo Project (  Elsevier announced on in May 2004 they will allow post-prints to be published by authors on their personal websites or to self-deposited in their institution's repository  Searchable in Google  Catalogue entries in the Library Catalogue  Research Services Office  EPrints moving to DSpace

29 Help on EPrints  Background Information can be found at:  Online help can be found at  FAQ’s  General Issues:  Copyright Issues:  Technical Issues:  Contacts for your area can be found at:  General enquires email:

30 Statistics

31 Other projects  Australian Digital Theses (ADT) Project ( Launch in September 2001 72 thesis uploaded (as at end of May 2004) Thesis also available through EPrints DEST provided funding this year for upgrading ADT database  Digital Assets Management System ( Authors workbench DSpace (Community of Interests)  Content Management System ( The Interwoven Content Management System (CMS) is an electronic system used for managing and publishing information. The CMS can be thought of as a big shared drive that has some additional tools Currently completing Phase 3 of the project, Phase 4 commencing ? So far 7 websites across campus are using the system, 5 more by the end of August 2004

32 ANU working to explore and enable new modes of scholarly publication within a digital repository environment

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