Creating an Open Access Journal <br />A Case Study<br />The Conference for Entrepreneurial LibrariansMarch 11, 2011 <br />...
Overview<br />Open Access publishing @ University Libraries, UNC Greensboro<br />Journal of Learning Spaces<br />Back stor...
Entrepreneurism<br />Project began at Univ. Libraries…<br />No profits, but potential rewards<br />Significant risks <br /...
Library Goals & Customer Service Values Addressed by OJS Publishing<br />Goals of the University Libraries<br />Build and ...
Benefits of OJS Publishing at UNCG<br />Open-Source Software (no cost on a tight budget)<br />Prior to OJS, no support for...
Journal of Learning Spaces<br />Topic of shared interest<br />Institutional history<br />Mix of schools and departments<br...
Journal of Learning Spaces<br />Filling a perceived void <br />Collaborative, multidisciplinary efforts<br />Creating on o...
Focus and Scope<br />“A peer-reviewed, open-access journal published biannually, The Journal of Learning Spaces provides a...
Focus and Scope<br />Learning spaces encompass formal, informal, and virtual environments:<br />formal: lecture halls, lab...
Getting Started<br />DOAJ Start-up Guide<br />One-page vision document<br />One meeting face-to-face<br />Scholarly Commun...
Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />11<br />
OJS Roles<br />Manager<br />Subscription Manager<br />Editors<br />Section Editors<br />Peer Reviewers<br />Copyeditors, L...
Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />13<br />
Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />14<br />
Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />15<br />
UNCG OJS PublicationsCurrently in Development<br />Women & Girls in Sport<br />International Journal of Nurse Practitioner...
Lessons Learned: OA Publishing<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />17<br /><ul><li>Fac...
Even the faculty  and administrators who are not directly involved  with OJS view this service as a positive  and  importa...
Lessons Learned: JLS<br />Give yourself time<br />Use software before publication<br />Lots of unknowns<br />Duties<br />W...
03/11/2011<br />20<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />
Current status: JLS<br /><ul><li>Scope, focus, publication schedule
Org. structure
ISSN assigned
CFP editors, peer reviewers closed
CFP authors open!</li></ul>Finalizing content<br />Interactivity<br />Indexing<br />Marketing<br />Creating an Open Access...
What’s Next<br />Journal of Learning Spaces Conference<br />Build on community<br />Keep project active, applied<br />Virt...
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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.

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  1. 1. Creating an Open Access Journal <br />A Case Study<br />The Conference for Entrepreneurial LibrariansMarch 11, 2011 <br />Joe M. Williams & Stephen H. Dew, Ph.D.<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Open Access publishing @ University Libraries, UNC Greensboro<br />Journal of Learning Spaces<br />Back story, current status<br />Lessons learned so far<br />What’s next<br />Questions<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Entrepreneurism<br />Project began at Univ. Libraries…<br />No profits, but potential rewards<br />Significant risks <br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Library Goals & Customer Service Values Addressed by OJS Publishing<br />Goals of the University Libraries<br />Build and preserve print, electronic resources and other unique collections that support the University's missions and programs<br />Seek out and take advantage of appropriate entrepreneurial opportunities<br />Customer Service Values<br />We must provide an environment that encourages creativity and innovation in the delivery of our services. <br />We will create systems, services, and procedures with our customers' needs foremost in mind.<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Benefits of OJS Publishing at UNCG<br />Open-Source Software (no cost on a tight budget)<br />Prior to OJS, no support for faculty to publish scholarly journals<br />Library is still an information provider, but it is now also an information creator<br />Faculty and administrators see the library playing an increasingly important and expanding role<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Journal of Learning Spaces<br />Topic of shared interest<br />Institutional history<br />Mix of schools and departments<br />ERIT commits to support OJS<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Journal of Learning Spaces<br />Filling a perceived void <br />Collaborative, multidisciplinary efforts<br />Creating on online learning space <br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Focus and Scope<br />“A peer-reviewed, open-access journal published biannually, The Journal of Learning Spaces provides a scholarly, multidisciplinary forum for research articles, case studies, book reviews, and position pieces related to all aspects of learning space design, operation, pedagogy, and assessment.”<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Focus and Scope<br />Learning spaces encompass formal, informal, and virtual environments:<br />formal: lecture halls, laboratories, traditional classrooms<br />informal: learning commons, multimedia sandbox, residential study areas, huddle rooms<br />virtual: learning management systems, social media websites, online virtual environments<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />9<br />
  10. 10. Getting Started<br />DOAJ Start-up Guide<br />One-page vision document<br />One meeting face-to-face<br />Scholarly Communications librarian<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />11<br />
  12. 12. OJS Roles<br />Manager<br />Subscription Manager<br />Editors<br />Section Editors<br />Peer Reviewers<br />Copyeditors, Layout Editors, & Proofreaders<br />Authors<br />Readers<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />14<br />
  15. 15. Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />15<br />
  16. 16. UNCG OJS PublicationsCurrently in Development<br />Women & Girls in Sport<br />International Journal of Nurse Practitioner Educators<br />Journal of Applied Peace & Conflict Studies<br />Journal of Learning Spaces<br />Richard Hoggart Society Newsletter<br />UNCG Technical Reports<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />16<br />
  17. 17. Lessons Learned: OA Publishing<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />17<br /><ul><li>Faculty who have an interest in journal publishing find OJS to be a great service; however, only a limited number will take on the challenge of starting a new journal
  18. 18. Even the faculty and administrators who are not directly involved with OJS view this service as a positive and important development , and they see the library playing an increasingly important and expanding role on campus</li></li></ul><li>Lessons Learned: OA Publishing<br />Some of the OJS software is not intuitive, so there is usually a learning curve and the need of some library assistance<br />Most faculty are not familiar with how to get journals indexed, so assistance from liaisons and reference librarians may be necessary<br />03/11/2011<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />18<br />
  19. 19. Lessons Learned: JLS<br />Give yourself time<br />Use software before publication<br />Lots of unknowns<br />Duties<br />Work loads<br />Community response<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />19<br />
  20. 20. 03/11/2011<br />20<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />
  21. 21. Current status: JLS<br /><ul><li>Scope, focus, publication schedule
  22. 22. Org. structure
  23. 23. ISSN assigned
  24. 24. CFP editors, peer reviewers closed
  25. 25. CFP authors open!</li></ul>Finalizing content<br />Interactivity<br />Indexing<br />Marketing<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />21<br />
  26. 26. What’s Next<br />Journal of Learning Spaces Conference<br />Build on community<br />Keep project active, applied<br />Virtual or face-to-face?<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />22<br />
  27. 27. Related Resources of Interest<br />DOAJ Guide to OA Journal Publishinghttp://www.doaj.org/bpguide/<br />Open Access Overview, Peter Suberhttp://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/overview.htm<br />OJS User Guide<br />http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/docs/userguide/2.3.3/index.html<br />OJS Tutorials http://libguides.acadiau.ca/content.php?pid=38188&sid=280491<br />UNCG OJS Homepagehttp://libjournal.uncg.edu/ojs/<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />23<br />
  28. 28. With OJS at UNCG Libraries, we have now joined the publishing industry.<br />The Journal of Learning Spaces<br />is just the Beginning<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />24<br />
  29. 29. Wiley and Elsevier, Beware!<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />03/11/2011<br />25<br />
  30. 30. 03/11/2011<br />26<br />Creating an Open Access Journal: A case study<br />

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