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Library Support for Journal Publishing: Emphasis on multi-modal open peer review through Ada

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Brief review of University of Oregon Libraries Journal Publishing program followed by in-depth look at Ada. Content also provided by Sarah Hamid and Bryce Peake

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Library Support for Journal Publishing: Emphasis on multi-modal open peer review through Ada

  1. 1. Library Support for Journal Publishing Emphasis on multi-modal open peer review through Ada University of Victoria, July 7, 2015 Karen Estlund, kestlund@uoregon.edu Based on: “Publishing Ada: A Retrospective Look at the First Three Years of an Open Peer Review Multi-Modal Journal” with Sarah Hamid and Bryce Peake. Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) spring meeting, Seattle, Washington, 2015.
  2. 2. Outline • Open Access Journal Publishing @ UO Libraries • Ada and Fembot • Open Peer Review • Multimodal • Infrastructure & Costs http://adanewmedia.org
  3. 3. Open Access Journal Publishing @ UO Libraries • 5* Journals - All Interdisciplinary: Humanities & Social Sciences • Platforms: • OJS (hosted by Oregon State University Libraries & Press) • Wordpress w/ Comment Press • Wordpress w/ Annotum Theme • Wordpress w/ ISSU http://library.uoregon.edu/digitalscholarship/open-access-publishing * 1 forthcoming, OJS submission also used for campus symposiums
  4. 4. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology http://adanewmedia.org
  5. 5. Published by: With significant support from: Publishing Ada & &
  6. 6. The Fembot Collective & Ada
  7. 7. Infrastructure & Hosting Marrero, J. F. (2011 July 3), https://www.flickr.com/photos/jfmfoto/5902024151/ CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
  8. 8. Open Access -
  9. 9. Multi-modal & Interactive Zylinska, J. (2014) iEarth. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No.5. doi:10.7264/N36W98CFRuberg, B., (2015) Curating with a Click: The Art That Participatory Media Leaves Behind. Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology, No.7. doi:10.7264/N3PR7T8X
  10. 10. Multi-level Peer Review Accepted for Publication Suggestions for Alternative Publication Suggestions for Resubmission Not Accepted for Publication
  11. 11. Collective Peer Review
  12. 12. Open Peer Review in Action
  13. 13. Open Peer Review
  14. 14. Training for Open Peer Review
  15. 15. Review Labor
  16. 16. Review Process Feedback “I like that it’s mentorship focused. I get to ask myself ‘how can I help make this piece publishable,’ rather than acting as some kind of gatekeeper for a competition-driven scarcity that is traditional journals.”
  17. 17. Comments on Articles By the Numbers 2,405 Items
  18. 18. Preserving Ada
  19. 19. Digital Preservation Process • Backup Pro Plan purchased through Bluehost • Issue Preservation - after each issue is published: • SQL data dumps • Copy public-html directory from webserver • Harvest entire site with ArchiveIt! • Article Preservation • Harvesting through site • Harvesting articles hosted elsewhere with ArchiveIt! • Media files requested in highest resolution and sent via FTP to web team for integration into UO Libraries digital preservation processes
  20. 20. Preserving Multi-Modal
  21. 21. Harvesting Multi-Modal
  22. 22. Questions of Indexing
  23. 23. Scheduling Editorial & Production Team Slide content by Sarah Hamid
  24. 24. Project Management & Documentation
  25. 25. Documentation & Manual Labor Slide content by Sarah Hamid
  26. 26. Spam
  27. 27. Assessment
  28. 28. Some Metrics
  29. 29. Metric-driven writing + building ● web is set up for articles about the web to succeed ○ 94k inbound links, 19k were originally pinged by our articles. Slide content by Bryce Peake
  30. 30. Metric-driven writing + building ● People who show up not for a specific article are going to issues, but not in ‘lead article’ order ○ We now randomize article order on front page. Slide content by Bryce Peake
  31. 31. Comparators [This slide intentionally left blank.]
  32. 32. Benchmarks Digital Commons Journals - Ave. Downloads per article at end of 2013: 297 Ada - Not Downloadable! - 1691 Pageviews per article (eliminating quick exits) - 1559 PageViews per article for year 1 (eliminating quick exits) “Library-led Publishing with bepress Digital Commons: Data and Benchmarks Report” (July 2014) http://digitalcommons.bepress.com/cgi/viewco ntent.cgi?article=1001&context=journals
  33. 33. Ada Personnel Successes ● Graduate Students ○ Chelsea Bullock (early proj. manager) - Marion Brittain Postdoc Fellow @ Georgia Institute of Technology ○ Mél Hogan (first Fembot Advisory Board member) - Asst. Prof. of Media Studies, Illinois Institute of Tech ○ Brian Reece (DSC graduate student) - Assoc. Dir. for Assessment + Communication, Toppel Career Center @ University of Miami ○ Bryce Peake (first Webmistress) - Intel fellowship, Asst. Prof. of Media + Communication Studies @ University of Maryland Baltimore County ● Faculty ○ Carol Stabile - ACLS ○ Radhika Gajjala - Fulbright Fellow, Norway Slide content by Bryce Peake
  34. 34. Costs
  35. 35. Infrastructure Costs • Web Hosting •WordPress MultiSite w/CommentPress •URLs •Email •FTP • Back-up • Spam Blocker • Google Drive / Dropbox • EZID for DOIs • Archive-It! • Preservation Storage
  36. 36. Labor Costs • GTF • Designer • Manager • Copy Editing • System Updates • User Account Tech Support • CSS Modifications • Interactive Development

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