Creating an Open-Access Journal: A Case Study. Williams and Dew

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Creating an Open-Access Journal: A Case Study.

Joe M. Williams, Head of Access Services, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Stephen Dew, Collections & Scholarly Resources Coordinator, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

UNC Greensboro faculty and staff are collaborating to launch a new, peer-reviewed open-access journal hosted by the University Libraries: the Journal of Learning Spaces. This session described the project from conception through its current state, covering topics such as publication model, roles and organizational structure, and marketing, and it will highlight benefits, such as filling a void in the current literature, increasing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, supporting University goals, and marketing the library. Tips and lessons learned were shared. Open Journal Systems, the software used, was demonstrated, using the Journal of Learning Spaces as the primary example.

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  • 1. Creating an Open Access Journal
    A Case Study
    The Conference for Entrepreneurial LibrariansMarch 11, 2011
    Joe M. Williams & Stephen H. Dew, Ph.D.
  • 2. Overview
    Open Access publishing @ University Libraries, UNC Greensboro
    Journal of Learning Spaces
    Back story, current status
    Lessons learned so far
    What’s next
    Questions
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  • 3. Entrepreneurism
    Project began at Univ. Libraries…
    No profits, but potential rewards
    Significant risks
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  • 4. Library Goals & Customer Service Values Addressed by OJS Publishing
    Goals of the University Libraries
    Build and preserve print, electronic resources and other unique collections that support the University's missions and programs
    Seek out and take advantage of appropriate entrepreneurial opportunities
    Customer Service Values
    We must provide an environment that encourages creativity and innovation in the delivery of our services.
    We will create systems, services, and procedures with our customers' needs foremost in mind.
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  • 5. Benefits of OJS Publishing at UNCG
    Open-Source Software (no cost on a tight budget)
    Prior to OJS, no support for faculty to publish scholarly journals
    Library is still an information provider, but it is now also an information creator
    Faculty and administrators see the library playing an increasingly important and expanding role
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  • 6. Journal of Learning Spaces
    Topic of shared interest
    Institutional history
    Mix of schools and departments
    ERIT commits to support OJS
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  • 7. Journal of Learning Spaces
    Filling a perceived void
    Collaborative, multidisciplinary efforts
    Creating on online learning space
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  • 8. Focus and Scope
    “A peer-reviewed, open-access journal published biannually, The Journal of Learning Spaces provides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum for research articles, case studies, book reviews, and position pieces related to all aspects of learning space design, operation, pedagogy, and assessment.”
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  • 9. Focus and Scope
    Learning spaces encompass formal, informal, and virtual environments:
    formal: lecture halls, laboratories, traditional classrooms
    informal: learning commons, multimedia sandbox, residential study areas, huddle rooms
    virtual: learning management systems, social media websites, online virtual environments
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  • 10. Getting Started
    DOAJ Start-up Guide
    One-page vision document
    One meeting face-to-face
    Scholarly Communications librarian
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  • 12. OJS Roles
    Manager
    Subscription Manager
    Editors
    Section Editors
    Peer Reviewers
    Copyeditors, Layout Editors, & Proofreaders
    Authors
    Readers
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  • 16. UNCG OJS PublicationsCurrently in Development
    Women & Girls in Sport
    International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators
    Journal of Applied Peace & Conflict Studies
    Journal of Learning Spaces
    Richard Hoggart Society Newsletter
    UNCG Technical Reports
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  • 17. Lessons Learned: OA Publishing
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    • Faculty who have an interest in journal publishing find OJS to be a great service; however, only a limited number will take on the challenge of starting a new journal
    • 18. Even the faculty and administrators who are not directly involved with OJS view this service as a positive and important development , and they see the library playing an increasingly important and expanding role on campus
  • Lessons Learned: OA Publishing
    Some of the OJS software is not intuitive, so there is usually a learning curve and the need of some library assistance
    Most faculty are not familiar with how to get journals indexed, so assistance from liaisons and reference librarians may be necessary
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  • 19. Lessons Learned: JLS
    Give yourself time
    Use software before publication
    Lots of unknowns
    Duties
    Work loads
    Community response
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  • 21. Current status: JLS
    • Scope, focus, publication schedule
    • 22. Org. structure
    • 23. ISSN assigned
    • 24. CFP editors, peer reviewers closed
    • 25. CFP authors open!
    Finalizing content
    Interactivity
    Indexing
    Marketing
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  • 26. What’s Next
    Journal of Learning Spaces Conference
    Build on community
    Keep project active, applied
    Virtual or face-to-face?
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  • 27. Related Resources of Interest
    DOAJ Guide to OA Journal Publishinghttp://www.doaj.org/bpguide/
    Open Access Overview, Peter Suberhttp://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm
    OJS User Guide
    http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/docs/userguide/2.3.3/index.html
    OJS Tutorials http://libguides.acadiau.ca/content.php?pid=38188&sid=280491
    UNCG OJS Homepagehttp://libjournal.uncg.edu/ojs/
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  • 28. With OJS at UNCG Libraries, we have now joined the publishing industry.
    The Journal of Learning Spaces
    is just the Beginning
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  • 29. Wiley and Elsevier, Beware!
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