Creating an Open-Access Journal: A Case Study.
Joe M. Williams, Head of Access Services, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Stephen Dew, Collections & Scholarly Resources Coordinator, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
UNC Greensboro faculty and staff are collaborating to launch a new, peer-reviewed open-access journal hosted by the University Libraries: the Journal of Learning Spaces. This session described the project from conception through its current state, covering topics such as publication model, roles and organizational structure, and marketing, and it will highlight benefits, such as filling a void in the current literature, increasing opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, supporting University goals, and marketing the library. Tips and lessons learned were shared. Open Journal Systems, the software used, was demonstrated, using the Journal of Learning Spaces as the primary example.