A special double issue of the ARL Bimonthly Report focuses on the state of university publishing and the evolving role for research libraries in the delivery of publishing services, reports OA Librarian. The Ithaka report University Publishing in a Digital Age is the focus of three articles: a summary of the report by its authors, an assessment of its recommendation that research institutions should have “publishing strategies”, and a description of a social commentary on the report.
There is also an overview of the changing environment of university publishing written by ARL’s Karla Hahn, OA Librarian writes. Other articles look at new publishing initiatives involving libraries: the joint project of the California Digital Library and the University of California Press, publishing services at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Canadian collaborative project Synergies, a national project to create a publishing infrastructure to support society publishing in the humanities and social sciences as well as other scholarly publishing.
Full report on the ARD site, in PDF format
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