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LG-36-19-0133-19

Educopia Institute
Fiscal Year: 
2019
Award: 
$241,510.00
City: 
Atlanta
State: 
GA
Recipient Type: 
Library
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Libraries
Program Categories: 
LG-Nat Digital Infrastructures - Project

Educopia Institute, the Library Publishing Coalition, and 12 partner libraries will investigate, synchronize, and model a range of workflows to increase the capacity of libraries to publish open access, peer-reviewed scholarly journals. Most library publishers develop services in response to local needs, and initial workflows are generally home-grown and varied. This makes comparative analysis and peer learning nearly impossible and contributes to frequent omissions of crucial workflow steps, such as contributing metadata to aggregators (essential for discovery and impact) and depositing content in preservation repositories (necessary for a stable scholarly record). This project's workflow model will help libraries provide strong services for a wider range of journals, representing a significant advance in the development of open and academy-owned scholarship. Documented workflows will help existing and aspiring library programs to streamline their processes and follow best practices in journal publishing.