Next Gen Library Publishing (NGLP) Project Shares Technical Development Directions and Issues a Request for Participation
Following more than a year of research and engagement with library publishers, the Next Gen Library Publishing (NGLP) project is pleased to announce its technical development directions.
We are now commissioning the build of two components: a cross-content web delivery/discovery platform and a cross-platform administrative dashboard for journal publishing. These elements will be designed to help bridge journal publishing platforms (e.g., Open Journal Systems, Janeway) and repository platforms (e.g., DSpace). All of our work will be released with open source licenses, and we will be working directly with at least three service providers that plan to provide hosted publishing services based in part on this development work: California Digital Library, Longleaf Services, Inc., and LYRASIS.
NGLP will support the use of existing open source technologies by building two new components that 1) improve cross-content web delivery and discovery and 2) improve cross-platform data analysis. NGLP will also investigate how best to integrate existing and new tools and migrate early adopters onto the new architecture. A critical piece of the success of this project will be seeding an ecosystem of mission-aligned service providers as many library publishers do not want to host and run their own open source software.
With this roadmap in mind, our next step is to commission the build of two software components.
- The first component is the cross-content web delivery and discovery platform that can pull in content from journal manuscript submission systems such as OJS and Janeway, and combine it with content from other sources such as institutional repositories for a multi-leveled branding and content display and search.
- The second component is a cross-platform administrative dashboard that pulls activity and usage data from multiple platforms and offers reports that offer insight into an institution’s publishing program.
The initial open source platforms that NGLP will seek to integrate will be OJS and Janeway for journal editorial and production support, and DSpace for institutional repository support. Additional platforms and tools may be added and combined with the commissioned new component builds.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.