Publishing in the hands of librarians
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Kennesaw State University
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"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 process. 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.