Opportunities and Challenges Using Open Source Software in Academic Libraries - TRY 2014

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Opportunities and Challenges Using Open Source Software in Academic Libraries - TRY 2014

  1. 1. 07/05/2014 1 USERS & PROGRAMMERS Opportunities and Challenges Using Open Source Software in Academic Libraries Octavio Escalante Menchaca Sean Xiao Zhao
  2. 2. 07/05/2014 2 WHAT IS OJS/OCS? 1. Open Journal Systems (OJS) –Manage journal’s workflow –Manuscript  Publication 2. Open Conference Systems (OCS) –Manage Conference’s workflow TRY Conference
  3. 3. 07/05/2014 3 WHO SUPPORTS OJS/OCS? ● Open Source Software maintained by the PKP PKP Development Partners. Source: PKP 2014
  4. 4. 07/05/2014 4 IMPORTANCE OF OJS Source: Willinsky and Edgar (2010). A Survey of Scholarly Journals Using Open Journal System ● 11,500 journals use it ● 16 languages supported (and growing)
  5. 5. 07/05/2014 5 AN EXAMPLE Source: Clinical and Investigative Medicine (2014) ● H index: 31 ● 1,618 articles citing articles from this journal ● Top 40 of medical journals in Canada Source: SCimago Journal and Country Rankings (2014)
  6. 6. 07/05/2014 6 WHO ARE THE USERS/ PROGRAMMERS? ● Users – Editors – (Readers) ● Programmers – System administrators – Computer scientists – Technical support ● Power Users – Editors (with some technical knowledge)
  7. 7. 07/05/2014 7 WHICH ARE OUR USERS NEEDS? ● ↑ Revenue ● ↑ Number readers ● ↑ Impact of publications (citations) ● ↑ Number and Quality of submissions ● ↓ Costs ● ↓ Time needed to manage the journal ● ↓ Customer churn
  8. 8. 07/05/2014 8 CATEGORIES OF CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS ● ↑ Revenue ● ↑ Number readers ● ↑ Impact of publications (citations) ● ↑ Number and Quality of submissions ● ↓ Costs ● ↓ Time needed to manage the journal ● ↓ Customer churn
  9. 9. 07/05/2014 9 BENEFITS ● “Free” ● Online-ready ● Google indexation ● Social media integration ● Standardized process ● Automated tasks ● And more… 
  10. 10. Standard • PayPal payments • Author fees • Reader fees • General fees Implemented by ITS • PayPal donations buttons • PayPal integration manuals ↑ REVENUE
  11. 11. Standard • Standard Share buttons Implemented by ITS • Social Media Sharing Buttons • Social Media Following Buttons • DIY Manuals ↑ NUMBER OF READERS ↑ IMPACT
  12. 12. Standard • OJS in an hour • OJS Manuals Implemented by ITS • Introductory training sessions • DIY manuals • Technical support ↓ TIME NEEDED TO MANAGE THE JOURNAL
  13. 13. 07/05/2014 13 SUMMARY WHAT WE HAVE DONE? ● Social Media buttons ● Look customization ● Configuration and Technical Support ● Manuals and training sessions
  14. 14. 07/05/2014 14 THE FUTURE OF OJS ● OJS 3.0a released last year ● Coding sprint held in Vancouver – Focus on looks and highly requested features ● Continued support from partners ● Closer collaboration between OCUL and PKP
  15. 15. 07/05/2014 15 CONCLUSION ● Open Source Software (including OJS) is free and easy to use ● Reliable and mature software ● Supported by many institutions ● Can be setup with relative ease
  16. 16. 07/05/2014 16 THANK YOU! ● Octavio Escalante Menchaca – Octavio.escalantemenchaca@mail.utoronto.ca ● Sean Xiao Zhao – Xiaofeng.zhao@utoronto.ca
  17. 17. 07/05/2014 17 Q&A
  18. 18. 07/05/2014 18 REFERENCES O •http://www.paragoninnovations.com/guide.sht ml •http://src- online.ca/index.php/src/article/view/24/41
  19. 19. 07/05/2014 19 OPPORTUNITIES – OJS ● Lack of funding ● ↓ Number of print readers/subscribers ● ↑ Number of online readers ● ↑ Need to evaluate and increase impact of publications ● ↑ Time for editors to manage the publication/review processes • “Free” • Online-ready • Social media integration • Standardizes process • Automates tasks Characteristics of OJS
  20. 20. 07/05/2014 20 WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH OJS? ● Create a Journal ● Manage
  21. 21. 07/05/2014 21 CREATE A JOURNAL: STEP 1

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