Open Publish at the National Library of Australia

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The National Library of Australia uses Open Journal Systems to host scholarly journals. The Library service is called Open Publish. This presentation is an overview of the current service: how many journals are hosted in Open Publish; what do users think; what are the benefits to small journal publishers.

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Open Publish at the National Library of Australia

  1. 1. Open Publish and theNational Library of Australia<br />Bobby Graham<br />Director Web Publishing (A/g)<br />National Library of Australia<br />15 December 2009<br />
  2. 2. Open Journal Systems (OJS)<br />OJS is an open access journal management and publishing system <br />It assists with every stage of the refereed publishing process, from submissions through to online publication and indexing<br />Developed by the Public Knowledge Project in partnership with<br />the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia<br />the Simon Fraser University Library<br />the School of Education at Stanford University<br />
  3. 3. Under the hood<br />OJS is installed locally and locally controlled<br />Editors configure their requirements, manage sections review submissions and more<br />Content is submitted and managed online<br />Content is comprehensively indexed<br />Readers are notified by email<br />Reading tools based on field and editors’ choice come as part of the software<br />There is online help and support<br />
  4. 4. What do we do?<br /><ul><li>Use OJS to manage a service called Open Publish
  5. 5. We host six journals:</li></ul>Australian Victorian Studies Journal<br />Australian Journal of Adoption<br />Journal of the Association for the Study of Australian Literature<br />Labour and Management in Development<br />National Library of Australia Staff Papers<br />Reviews in Australian Studies<br />Work with journal managers to facilitate this process<br />
  6. 6. What are our objectives?<br /><ul><li>Capture content at time of creation in a format suitable for long-term preservation and access
  7. 7. Improve access to Australian content
  8. 8. Work collaboratively to produce an online open access journal hosting service
  9. 9. Develop a suitable model for the deposit or future deposit of online publications
  10. 10. Provide practical knowledge of online journal publishing issues</li></li></ul><li>
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  14. 14. How can users find the content?<br /><ul><li>Open Publish: individual journals
  15. 15. National Library catalogue
  16. 16. Trove
  17. 17. Libraries Australia
  18. 18. Google search
  19. 19. Google Scholar
  20. 20. Australian Research Online
  21. 21. eResources
  22. 22. PANDORA
  23. 23. Directory of Open Access Journals</li></li></ul><li>What do users say?User profile survey Dec 2008<br />496 users surveyed<br />87 users started the survey<br />85 users completed the survey<br />
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  33. 33. Open Publish<br />http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php<br />

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