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The University of the West Indies (UWI) e Book Initiative

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The University of the West Indies (UWI) e Book Initiative

  1. 1. THE E-PRESS INITIATIVE THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES (UWI) AGENDA C. F. Johnson, Research Officer, Open Campus Library Information Services (OCLIS) The University of the West Indies • About the UWI • The UWI Press Moves to E Book Web Based Platform • Building the Future in Scholarly Publishing • The Digital Platform - Free Access Innovation Acceleration • Leading Innovation in E Book Publication in the Caribbean • The Future of Caribbean Publishing – Globalization Slide #1
  2. 2. Teaching and learning services: Over 49,0002 students; over 20,000 distance and continuing education students Growing international presence UWI’s core values of diversity and student centeredness: making E books available to its students and faculty Disseminating Caribbean scholarship In our online programmes the Open Campus serves globally Here are The UWI links: Slide #2 ABOUT THE UWI OUR VISION: To be an excellent global University rooted in the Caribbean www.open.uwi.edu www.sta.uwi.edu www.chill.uwi.edu www.mona.uwi.edu The OCLIS: By Colleen Johnson Location 17 countries across the region1
  3. 3. ABOUT THE UWI A GLIMPSE OF THE UWI’S HISTORY 1948 A fledgling College of The University of London with 33 students 1962 An Independent University Currently: 4 Campuses; 8 Faculties3 Mona (Jamaica); St. Augustine (Trinidad & Tobago); Cave Hill (Barbados); 2008 – The Open Campus The OCLIS: By Colleen JohnsonSlide #3
  4. 4. AGILE E BOOK UWI DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION ITERATION The OCLIS: By Colleen JohnsonSlide #4 An exciting move for the UWI Press E book initiative That disrupts4 The UWI’S 1990’s Vision and Mission of an established traditional publishing model To fostering innovation for the positive transformation of the Caribbean and the wider world Creating an opportunity for The UWI to disseminate excellent scholarship to a virtual marketplace At the speed of light Challenging traditional scholarly publishing Access to The UWIPress website http://www.uwipress.com
  5. 5. 1992 • A Not-for- Profit Traditional Book Publishing Model 2012 • A new beginning in the global book industry • The UWI E Book for Kindle Model 2016 • E Book Digital Platform Model • Greater indexing; searching engines5 2018 • Over 350 peer reviewed published books; 14 academic disciplines • Approved by editorial committee: local and international scholars • Diversified products: self-made readers for courses; over 340 e books • Platform for collection, organization, access & preservation of scholarly information • Digital formats THE UWI PRESS MOVES TO E BOOK WEB-BASED PLATFORM Slide #5 The OCLIS: By Colleen Johnson
  6. 6. THE UWI PRESS USING TECHNOLOGY BUILDING THE FUTURE IN SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING6 The OCLIS: By Colleen Johnson TO SUPPORT CREATION & DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE MANDATE PROVIDES ACCESS TO UWI’S DIGITALLY PRESERVED INTELLECTUAL OUTPUT PROVIDES SOME RESOURCES IN COURSE DEVELOPMENT BEST PRACTIC E E BOOKS URL AVAILABLE TO THE 4 CAMPUSES AT: http://libraries- sta- Uwi-edu/uwipress E BOOKS LAUNCHED: 200 - MAY 2016 50 - SEPTEMBER 2016 Slide #6 • WON OVER 65 REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AWARDS IN 18 YEARS • MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN UNIVERSITY PRESSES (AAUP)
  7. 7. THE DIGITAL PLATFORM FREE ACCESS INNOVATION ACCELERATION FOSTERING INNOVATION - IMPETUS FOR CHANGE The OCLIS: By Colleen Johnson • 50 Additional Titles September 2016 • Over 250 E Books now available to The UWI campuses • Faculty and students in institutions with subscriptions can read and do full text searches in their web browser Slide #7 • 200 E Books across 4 campuses May 2016 • Through the UWI Press Digital Platform • Hosted by UWIlinC7, The UWI Libraries information resources discovery interface • The Alma Jordan Library (AJL) St. Augustine Campus Trinidad won an OCLC8 Innovation Award 2016 for this innovation • Technological innovation is particularly important for the Open Campus as it is the UWI campus that integrates the Caribbean region and delivers the most programmes online
  8. 8. UWI E PRESS … LEADING INNOVATION … E BOOK PUBLICATION MISSION: ENHANCE REGIONAL CO-OPERATION & INTEGRATION ITS OBJECTIVE: TO ENCOURAGE RESEARCH & PUBLICATION OF CARIBBEAN SCHOLARSHIP By enhancing indigenous control of Caribbean content electronically By allowing customers greater access to our peer- reviewed e books By encouraging Publishers make affordable high content available By making e books available on a variety of devices The OCLIS: By Colleen JohnsonSlide #8
  9. 9. INSIDE THE UWI PRESS DIGITAL PLATFORM Slide #9 The OCLIS: By Colleen Johnson
  10. 10. E BOOKS AT A GLANCE  Opportunities to write and add to the cultural context in an e format Visit https://libraries.sta.uwi.edu/uwipress/ to see more The OCLIS: By Colleen JohnsonSlide #10 EXPANDING REACH FOR CARIBBEAN PEOPLE
  11. 11. THE UWI PRESS REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL: EMPOWERING SCHOLARLY COMMUNITY Across the Caribbean and beyond: Aiming to reflect diversity in foreign languages Promoting the global reputation of The UWI Empowering the Caribbean scholarly community it serves9 THE UWI’S 2017-22 TRIPLE A STRATEGIC PLAN – AGILITY The UWI Press enhances its operational efficiencies and financial profitability E Book visibility/accessibility Enhanced metadata for greater indexing & search engine methodology THE UWI PRESS FUTURE: A more viable publisher of regional scholarly content Worldwide partnerships with other presses & consultants10 Creation of user accounts Attracting international institutions with Caribbean diaspora The OCLIS: By Colleen Johnson THE FUTURE OF CARIBBEAN PUBLISHING - GLOBALIZATION Slide 11
  12. 12. UWIPress website http://www.uwipress.com C. F. Johnson, Research Officer, Open Campus Library Information Services (OCLIS) The University of the West Indies St. Augustine Trinidad and Tobago E mail : colleen.johnson@open.uwi.edu Website: www.open.uwi.edu Intranet: intra.open.uwi.edu Tel: 1-868-662-2002 Ext. 82430 Slide #10 The OCLIS: By Colleen Johnson

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