Sarah Toton Robert W. Woodruff Library Emory University Scholarly Journal Publishing and the Importance of Platform Choice
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EXISTING MODELS: PUBLISHING PLATFORMS BORN FROM ACADEMIC PUBLISHING OJS DPubs Hyperjournal, SOPS, the ePublishing Toolkit
Public Knowledge Project Open Journal Systems: Advantages Facilitates open-access scholarship Publishing infrastructure and JMS local install easy to configure has built-in submission management tools Variety of plugins
Public Knowledge Project Open Journal Systems: Disadvantages design and navigation similar among journals Not readily customizable IA or UI not supported by a wide community of developers.
Some of the many OJS journals
DpubS: Advantages offers more opportunities for customization through a modular architecture potential for interoperability with Fedora and DSpacerepositories offers a service for peer-review management more customized journal instances
DpubS: Disadvantages Requires more developer time and sys admin support than OJS. It’s useful on an institutional level (like a library), but the steeper learning curve and technical requirements may hinder adoption among university faculty.
EXISTING MODELS: PUBLISHING PLATFORMS BORN FROM THE BLOGOSPHERE WordPress Joomla Drupal
Southern Spaces Identity and Goals Research Tool Expanding Visitor Network Preservation Ease-of-Publication Pedagogical Tool
Some Survey Feedback Well, to me the site is, and has been, pretty ho-hum…i’ve just never been pulled into the site, though i try to visit somewhat regularly. I’ve always been puzzled by the search options. I’d prefer to have individual subject buttons on the homepage instead of that pull-out. It’s not very user-friendly… I like the pictures at the top and the setup of the sidebar. The front page is a little (but just a little) cluttered with words. I don’t find keyword tags helpful. I would like a search field on the homepage.
Taxonomies: Advantage or Disadvantage? Easy to create Highly customizable Allows for high level detail Can be used to organize pretty much anything in your journal Can be easily updated or modified
Roles in Drupal: Advantage or Disadvantage? How many staff roles does a journal need to run? project manager an information manager a creative consultant/director outreach person
Roles project manager an information manager a creative consultant/director outreach person PROJECT MANAGER/TECH ADMIN GRAD STUDENT
Roles project manager an information manager a creative consultant/director outreach person PROJECT MANAGER/TECH ADMIN GRAD STUDENT GRAD STUDENT
My “author” role includes 1 allowed activity out of nearly 100: upload files.