LIBRARY/PRESS COLLABORATIONS
SERVING A SPECTRUM OF NEEDS
NISO Virtual Conference: Revolution or Evolution
The Organization...
MISSION-DRIVEN PUBLISHING
EACH “FIELD” HAS ITS OWN PLAYERS, BUSINESS MODELS, VALUES, MEETINGS, etc.

University
Presses

L...
OUR POSITIONING
THE AIM IS TO OFFER PUBLISHING SERVICES ACROSS A SPECTRUM OF NEEDS and
to CREATE A SYNERGY BENEFICIAL FOR ...
MEETING A SPECTRUM OF NEEDS
TWO IMPRINTS, ONE STAFF, SHARED INFRASTRUCTURE
- Purdue UP: branded; peer-reviewed; books and ...
PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS
PEER-REVIEWED BOOKS AND JOURNALS
SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING SERVICES
OA JOURNALS, TECH REPORTS, OPEN TEXTS, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, POSTPRINTS, etc.
“The publishing division of Purdue Libraries enhances the impact of Purdue scholarship by
developing information products ...
BEHIND THE SCENES
PHYSICAL COLLOCATION
ADMIN INTEGRATION
SHARED MISSION
PHYSICAL COLLOCATION

Center of power
Now – 2013 (above)

Then – 2009 (below)
ADMINISTRATIVE INTEGRATION
Planning and Operations Council
Dean’s Council

Dean of Libraries

Information Resources Counci...
SHARED MISSION
UNIT PLANS LINK TO JOINT STRATEGIC PLAN
TOGETHER WE BETTER . . .
SERVE CAMPUS NEEDS
SUPPORT DISCIPLINES
SOLVE ISSUES IN SYSTEM
SERVE CAMPUS NEEDS
HOW CAN WE ADVANCE INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES?
85 article proposals lead to
11 articles, 35 “snapshots”

...
SUPPORT DISCIPLINES
HOW CAN WE BETTER SERVE DISCIPLINARY COMMUNITIES?
17,500 bibliographic entries
(600 full text Open Acc...
SOLVE ISSUES IN THE SYSTEM
HOW CAN WE ADDRESS LARGER SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES?
Gray
Literature

Joint Transporta...
FUTURE PROSPECTS
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
• Expansion of campus publishing services with more
systematic cost-recovery. Conferences offer a spe...
WHAT HAPPENS IF WE SCALE THIS UP?
» Ca. 130
organizations.
» Focus on
formal, peerreviewed
publications.
» Sales income is...
“OH, THE PLACES [WE] WILL GO!”
With apologies
to Dr. Seuss
THANK YOU
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Library/Press Collaborations: Serving A Spectrum of Scholarly Publishing Needs by Charles Watkinson Director, Purdue University Press, Head of Scholarly Publishing Services, Purdue Libraries for the October 16, 2013 NISO Virtual Conference: Revolution or Evolution: The Organizational Impact of Electronic Content.

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  1. 1. LIBRARY/PRESS COLLABORATIONS SERVING A SPECTRUM OF NEEDS NISO Virtual Conference: Revolution or Evolution The Organizational Impact of Electronic Content October 16, 2013
  2. 2. MISSION-DRIVEN PUBLISHING EACH “FIELD” HAS ITS OWN PLAYERS, BUSINESS MODELS, VALUES, MEETINGS, etc. University Presses Library Publishers Society Publishers “Publishing is a complex and highly differentiated world but it is not without order. It is structured by the existence of a plurality of fields which have their own distinctive properties and by the existence of networks and organizations of various kinds which operate in one or more of these fields.” John B. Thompson, Books in the Digital Age (Polity, 2005), p. 38
  3. 3. OUR POSITIONING THE AIM IS TO OFFER PUBLISHING SERVICES ACROSS A SPECTRUM OF NEEDS and to CREATE A SYNERGY BENEFICIAL FOR THE UNIVERSITY University Presses Library Publishers Purdue University Press & Scholarly Publishing Services
  4. 4. MEETING A SPECTRUM OF NEEDS TWO IMPRINTS, ONE STAFF, SHARED INFRASTRUCTURE - Purdue UP: branded; peer-reviewed; books and journals aligned with Purdue mission; discipline-focused - Scholarly Publishing Services: “white label”; less formal; e.g., tech reports, conferences; institution-focused PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS PRE- and POST-PRINT COLLECTIONS CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS TECHNICAL REPORTS SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING SERVICES 4 JOURNALS BOOKS E-BOOKS APPS
  5. 5. PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS PEER-REVIEWED BOOKS AND JOURNALS
  6. 6. SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING SERVICES OA JOURNALS, TECH REPORTS, OPEN TEXTS, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, POSTPRINTS, etc.
  7. 7. “The publishing division of Purdue Libraries enhances the impact of Purdue scholarship by developing information products aligned with the University’s strengths.” www.lib.purdue.edu/publishing
  8. 8. BEHIND THE SCENES PHYSICAL COLLOCATION ADMIN INTEGRATION SHARED MISSION
  9. 9. PHYSICAL COLLOCATION Center of power Now – 2013 (above) Then – 2009 (below)
  10. 10. ADMINISTRATIVE INTEGRATION Planning and Operations Council Dean’s Council Dean of Libraries Information Resources Council Digital Scholarship Council (James L. Mullins) Director of PUP & Head of SPS AD for Academic Affairs AD for Technology and Assessment AD for Planning and Administration AD for Research (Charles Watkinson) Admin Assistant (Becki Corbin) Director of Financial Affairs Director of University Copyright Office Director of Advancement Director of Strategic Communication University Archivist Booker Chair in Information Literacy Managing Editor Sales & Marketing Manager (Katherine Purple) Repository Specialist (Purdue e-Pubs) Repository Specialist (HABRI .75 / Purdue e-Pubs .25) (Bryan Shaffer) (Dave Scherer) (Marcy Wilhem-South) Production Editor (w/JTRP) 0.5 FTE Production Editor (w/Shofar) 0.5 FTE Communications Assistant (Kelley Kimm) (Dianna Gilroy) (Heidi Branham) Editorial Assistant (JTRP) Alexandra Hoff Editorial Assistant (Jennifer Lynch) JPUR Coordinator (UG) (Brooke Haltema) Repository Assistant (Eric Thompson) Repository Assistant (Lauren Weldy) Communications Assistant (Megan Kendall)
  11. 11. SHARED MISSION UNIT PLANS LINK TO JOINT STRATEGIC PLAN
  12. 12. TOGETHER WE BETTER . . . SERVE CAMPUS NEEDS SUPPORT DISCIPLINES SOLVE ISSUES IN SYSTEM
  13. 13. SERVE CAMPUS NEEDS HOW CAN WE ADVANCE INSTITUTIONAL PRIORITIES? 85 article proposals lead to 11 articles, 35 “snapshots” High impact learning practices; student retention Student authors, editors, designers. Faculty reviewers and advisory board Library skills: instruction, assessment, instit utional outreach. Publisher skills: content selection, project management, editing, design. Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research www.jpur.org
  14. 14. SUPPORT DISCIPLINES HOW CAN WE BETTER SERVE DISCIPLINARY COMMUNITIES? 17,500 bibliographic entries (600 full text Open Access) 20 discussion groups Events and jobs boards Blogs, wikis, workspaces ca. 7,000 visitors per month Interdisciplinary field, many outside academy, gap between (often NIH-funded) research and on-the-ground practice Library skills: bibliographical research, taxonomy, metadata, licensing, preservation. HABRI Central – Resources for the Study of the Human-Animal Bond, www.habricentral.org Publisher skills: financial management, acquisition of original content, marketing.
  15. 15. SOLVE ISSUES IN THE SYSTEM HOW CAN WE ADDRESS LARGER SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES? Gray Literature Joint Transportation Research Program docs.lib.purdue.edu/jtrp HIDDEN PRINT AND UNSTABLE ONLINE becomes DISCOVERABLE IN PRINT AND ONLINE Library skills: digitization, metadata, online hosting, linked data, preservation. Publisher skills: management of peer-review, production process redesign, project management, identifiers
  16. 16. FUTURE PROSPECTS
  17. 17. PLANS FOR THE FUTURE • Expansion of campus publishing services with more systematic cost-recovery. Conferences offer a special opportunity. • More support for new models of publication, e.g., better capacity to handle multimedia and links with data. • Move up the value chain from technology and science areas where we have established relationships through our informal publishing activities. E.g., books in civil engineering. • Promote larger scale opportunities for library/press collaboration.
  18. 18. WHAT HAPPENS IF WE SCALE THIS UP? » Ca. 130 organizations. » Focus on formal, peerreviewed publications. » Sales income is primary source of funding. • • • • • » Ca. 110 organizations. » Focus on informal, lightlyreviewed publications. » Institutional subsidy is primary source of funding. Unique positioning on campuses, close to the authors and users of information. Shared belief in the importance of maximizing access to scholarly information. Both oriented toward construction of “unique collections” and “distinctive lists.” Track record of collaboration across as well as within institutions. Priorities not dictated by financially-motivated shareholders.
  19. 19. “OH, THE PLACES [WE] WILL GO!” With apologies to Dr. Seuss
  20. 20. THANK YOU
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