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1 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre Options for the development of electronic journal publishing in Latin America Ian M. Johnson

2 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre ISSUES  Research, communication and development  Challenges facing researchers and journal publishers in Latin America  Implications for Latin America  Introduce ALFA programme and the REVISTAS project  Economics of journal publishing

3 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre THE DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATION CHAIN New products and services Creativity through ideas Research, publication, and dissemination Society benefits Organisation’s success

4 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre CHALLENGES FACING LATIN AMERICAN JOURNALS  “Commercial” journals  Weak infrastructure  Irregular publication  Poor distribution  Not included in indexing services  Limited visibility  Not publication of choice  Subsidised journals  No incentive for  Quality control  Distribution  Not included in indexing services  Limited visibility  Not publication of choice

5 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre IMPLICATIONS FOR AUTHORS AND RESEARCH FUNDING AGENCIES?  Linguistic isolation or  E-publish full-text in original language and  E-publish key information in English (and other major languages)

6 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre SOLUTIONS – FOR LATIN AMERICA?  Subsidised e-publishing  Open Access journals  Institutional Repositories  Aggregator models

7 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre ALFA  America Latina - Formacion Academica  Academic links  3+ Universities in Latin America  3+ Universities in European Union

8 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre ALFA LIBRARIES PROJECTS  RELACION  REVISTAS  BIBLIOTECA DE BABEL

9 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre REVISTAS PARTNERSHIP  Great Britain  The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen (Contractor)  Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh  Mexico  Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (CUIB)  Argentina  Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca  Brazil  Universidad Federal do Parana, Curitiba  Spain  Universidad Carlos III, Madrid  Sweden  Hogskolan i Boras

10 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre REVISTAS – REd VIrtual Sobre Todas las AmericaS

11 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre PROJECT AIMS  study  the feasibility of  digitising  all the Spanish and Portuguese journals  in the field of library and information science  particularly those published in Latin America

12 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre OBJECTIVES  Identify the journals and their publishers  identify the patterns of publication and use  seek agreement from publishers for digitisation  review mechanisms for developing a electronic library  ensuring that journals are indexed and abstracted in an online database  develop an on-line inventory of training resources in digitisation  identify funds for the digitisation

13 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre BENEFITS  Research and publication  Improvements in teaching and learning  Enhancement of researchers’ impact and status  Dissemination of information  Spreads best practice  Underpins Continuing Professional Development  Reinforce the position of librarians and other information professionals in the ‘Information Society’

14 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre RESEARCH TARGETS (1)  User acceptance  Education, including distance learning  Author acceptance  Citation and impact analysis  Publisher acceptance  Standards in journal editing  Copyright  Availability of e-text

15 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre RESEARCH TARGETS (2)  Alternative sites for the virtual library  Aggregators Commercial Not for profit  Collaborative, or independent, web publishing  Conformance to standards  Linking, e.g. CrossRef, Godot  COUNTER  Financial model for the virtual library

16 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre PLAN OF WORK  2004 – Meetings in Mexico and Argentina  Identify journals  Analyse journal use  Review literature on digitisation  2005 – Meetings in Aberdeen and Curitiba  Negotiate with publishers  Identify digitisation centres  Investigate hosting  Assess costs and identify funds  Final Conference  Publicity and publications

17 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre RESULTS TO DATE  Identification of journals published  Contact with publishers

18 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre THE WAY AHEAD  A new role for librarians  Development of institutional repositories  Collaborative indexing  The role of INFOBILA

19 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre PRINT JOURNAL PUBLISHING PARADIGM  The functions of the journal  Registration  Certification  Communication  Archiving  The functions of the publisher  Quality control  Production  Distribution  Marketing  The functions of the vendor  Aggregation  Financial management  Problem solving  The functions of the library  Storage  Access  Awareness  Preservation

20 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre COSTS OF JOURNALS FOR THE PUBLISHER  Editorial offices  Copy editing and proof reading  Production and distribution  Marketing  Listing in databases  Customer support  Archiving  Sales and licence management

21 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre INVESTMENT IN ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING  Initial development costs  Digitising older material  Added value features

22 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLISHERS  Technological awareness  Information retrieval  New business models

23 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre IMPLICATIONS FOR LIBRARIANS  Technological awareness to develop repositories  Quality assurance of contents  Marketing expertise to promote use of e- journals  Commitment  Sustainability  Preservation  Collaboration and cooperation

24 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre MAIN OUTPUTS  A framework for a virtual library in Librarianship and Information Studies  Enhanced inter-regional understanding and collaboration  Raised awareness of the need for specialised human resources to underpin the ‘Information Society’  Supporting library staff in adapting to new media

25 3ra Jornada sobre la Bibiotecal Digital Universitaria, Cordoba, Octubre Thank you for your attention


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