"It is one of the noblest duties of a university to advance knowledge, and to diffuse it not
merely among those who can attend the daily lectures but far and wide."
— Daniel Coit Gilman, founder of Johns Hopkins University Press
Today’s institution-led publishing can take many forms. As sophisticated technologies
become more user friendly, ever more usable digital publishing platforms are emerging.
Increasingly, librarians and academics themselves are the new vanguard.
Two panelists will each present what they are doing to further the cause of university- or
academic-led publishing. Promita Chatterji, Product Manager at bepress, will describe
the drivers behind open access publishing globally. She will discuss the traits of what
makes for a flexible, secure, usable and scalable publishing platform, as well as how the
most successful platforms will seamlessly integrate with the library’s institutional
repository. Next, Aajay Murphy, Repository and Publishing Manager at Kennesaw State
University, will demonstrate how the library’s open access publishing program supports
KSU’s strategic goal of internationalization by partnering with global research
organizations. Aajay will discusses the principles that shaped the evolution of their
program, including fostering international participation in all steps of the publishing
Session attendees will get an understanding of why open access publishing matters to
universities globally and the specific steps universities are taking to achieve their goals.