One of the results of the recent THATCamp Publishing day in Baltimore was the creation of a new Google Group for libraries offering publishing services. It has been designed to be a kind of community of practice, where we can share ideas, support one another, and learn. The discussions have already begun!
In September 2010, IMLS awarded a collaborative planning grant to investigate “Library-based Publishing Programs: Strategies for Success” to Purdue University, Georgia Tech, and University of Utah Libraries. Additional information about the award and project scope is available at: http://www.arl.org/sparc/partnering/library-publishing-services-project.shtml
A great example of a library using OJS to offer wider services to their users. From the introduction:
In 2008 the University of Bergen Library started a project for supporting independent open access journals at the University of Bergen.1 The service was aimed at already existing journals that wanted to convert to an open access model, and to research groups that planned to establish a new electronic journal with open content.
Arlene Mathison of the University of Minnesota's Center for Transportation Studies presents "Libraries and Publishing: Using Open Journal Systems" at the November 2008 Transportation Librarians Roundtable.
You can also visit their journal: Journal of Transport and Land Use.
EDUCAUSE interviews Karen Hahn about libraries and publishing, with a mention of OJS and Synergies.
The Australian Partnership for Sustainable Repositories (APSR) has recently produced a screencast of an OJS-SWORD-DSpace deposit using their forthcoming OJS SWORD plugin.
This exciting development comes from their work on submitting materials from OJS and OCS to institutional repositories through the OJS/OCS Repository Deposit Project.
The group also contributed the OJS and OCS METS export plugins (based on the Australian and OJS METS Journal Profiles) included in the latest releases.
The University of Alberta Libraries provides another great example of libraries becoming more directly involved in the scholarly publishing process on their campus. They are offering repository (DSpace), conference (OCS), and journal (OJS) publishing services.
Be sure to check out their Memorandum of Agreement between the library and the journals.
The list of related links in the sidebar is also very useful. Nice job.
Karla L. Hahn from the Office of Scholarly Communication of the Association of Research Libraries has written a new report: Research Library Publishing Services: New Options for University Publishing.
In addition to being thoroughly interesting, it also makes specific mention of OJS, OCS, and Synergies. Be sure to check out page 14 for the chart on "Software Supporting Library Publishing Services" for a sense of OJS market share!