December 1, 2021

Next Generation Library Publishing Project (NGLP) Partners with Janeway

From Educopia:

Janeway will join the California Digital Library and Longleaf to pilot three different service models for the software components developed through the Next Generation Library Publishing project.

The Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project takes a holistic approach to reenvisioning publishing, simultaneously architecting new software tailored to the unique needs of library publishers and designing the business models, values-based assessment frameworks, and pilot implementations that bring our code to life. 

The goals of Janeway’s pilot project are to:

  • Evaluate the role that the Janeway publishing platform can play in developing standards and solutions that allow better integration of campus systems and workflows across the lifecycle of research.
  • Assess and refine a potential service model that combines journals and institutional repository materials through a single display layer, supplemented by powerful reporting tools.
  • Collaborate with project partners to develop sustainable, community-governed, open solutions that rival current best-of-breed commercial tools and that will propel scholarly communication forward.

Martin Paul Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing and an instigator of the Janeway project said: “We are delighted to be participating in the Next Generation Library Publishing project. It’s clear that the international library publishing community needs a set of modern tools that are up to the task of the contemporary environment and that meet the highest standards of interoperability. By working with NGLP we hope to embed community interoperability needs into our openly developed and community-centered platform.”

Janeway’s emphasis on community resonates directly with the ambitions of the NGLP project. As Katherine Skinner, Executive Director of the Educopia Institute and one of the project principals shared, “We are so excited to offer this NGLP pilot to library publishers in partnership with a terrific scholar-led, open source platform and hosted services provider. Janeway brings to the NGLP project the requisite blend of a strong technical approach and a values-aligned business model that library publishers most want in their journal publishing and repository management service providers.”

The initial pilot phase of the NGLP project will launch in the spring of 2022. Additional project pilots will be announced in the coming months.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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