Next Generation Library Publishing: “From Vision to Reality: Bringing Resilient Open Source Infrastructure to Library Publishers”
The Next Generation Library Publishing project is building a sustainable open source alternative to commercial publishing platforms, expanding choices for values-driven publishers of all sizes. We are on the brink of realizing our vision as we move the pilot implementations of our software stack into production-ready service offerings.
- The Consortial Publisher: Led by California Digital Library, this pilot tested the WDP, Janeway, and DSpace as a replacement for the bespoke architecture developed to support eScholarship, a large multi-tenant digital publishing platform for the University of California System.
- The Turnkey Solution: Led by Janeway Systems, this pilot tested the deployment of the WDP and Janeway as a hosted, software as a service alternative to proprietary, commercial institutional repository and journal publishing platforms.
- The Journal Portal: Led by the University of North Carolina Press and its Longleaf Services division, this pilot tested Janeway and the WDP as a dynamic solution for a multi-campus journal publishing solution with a robust editorial and production service layer.
Over the course of the pilot period, seven pilot instances (and one test instance) of the WDP were launched and populated with content harvested from upstream systems (including Janeway, DSpace, and OJS), primarily using OAI-PMH. Our pilot partners tested the WDP’s features, helped the product team prioritize areas for enhancement and new development, and conducted quality control on the results of our harvesting process.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.