November 1, 2022
NGLP Community Forum: Library Publishing
Please join the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project for our fourth community forum on November 29 at 12 PM Eastern / 9 AM Pacific. This is a free event, but registration is required.
October 11, 2022
A Cohort-Based Pilot of the FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication
The FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication helps scholarly communication organizations and communities demonstrate, evaluate, and ultimately improve their alignment with key values, including: Financial and Organizational Sustainability; Openness and Interoperability; Representative Governance; Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Oppression; Sharing of Knowledge; and Transparency.
September 8, 2022
Scaling Diamond OA: Universities as Centers of Open Publishing Excellence
From the Budapest Open Access Initiative 20th anniversary recommendations to the UNESCO Recommendation for Open Science and the Harvard endorsement of Diamond OA, many recent reports on open scholarship are calling for scholarly research to be published and disseminated via open infrastructure that is community-owned and -governed. This call for open infrastructure is particularly important … Continue reading Scaling Diamond OA: Universities as Centers of Open Publishing Excellence
September 6, 2022
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.
May 16, 2022
Migration is the Hard Part
In scholarly communications, when we talk about “vendor lock-in”, what we actually mean is the difficulty (or seeming impossibility) of moving from one platform to another: “migrations.” This can be technical. Platforms may not provide data export in a standardized format or there may be no tooling to complete the migration automatically. Lock-in can also … Continue reading Migration is the Hard Part
April 26, 2022
Longleaf Services: Building Consortial Journal Publishing Models that Empower Libraries as an NGLP Pilot Partner
Established in 2006 as a division of The University of North Carolina Press, Longleaf Services has built a strong reputation as a mission-aligned collaborator for the university press community, offering a suite of services for small publishers that take advantage of the Press’ expertise and economies of scale. As an NGLP pilot partner, Longleaf Services … Continue reading Longleaf Services: Building Consortial Journal Publishing Models that Empower Libraries as an NGLP Pilot Partner
April 6, 2022
Next Generation Library Publishing and Janeway Systems Launch Pilot with Five Library Publishers
Library-based publishers at the Claremont Colleges, Clemson University, the University of Arizona, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will test the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project’s open source infrastructure as part of a pilot launching this month. The pilot, led by Janeway Systems, will provide a turnkey solution that … Continue reading Next Generation Library Publishing and Janeway Systems Launch Pilot with Five Library Publishers
March 17, 2022
NGLP Releases “Growing a FOREST, Values-Aligned Approaches to Transformative Scholarly Communication”
Our newest publication, Growing a Forest: Values-Aligned Approaches to Transformative Scholarly Communication, provides a detailed account of NGLP’s second-year accomplishments, outputs, and increasing impact and describes in depth the values-based framework through which we approach our work.
March 17, 2022
Growing a FOREST, Values-Aligned Approaches to Transformative Scholarly Communication
In the second year of the NGLP project (September 2020-August 2021), we delivered research findings based on extensive community engagement, produced specifications for technologies to unite and complement existing open source tools, progressed towards minimum viable products (MVPs), and initiated coordination of three pilot implementations of publishing solutions that represent different service use cases. We … Continue reading Growing a FOREST, Values-Aligned Approaches to Transformative Scholarly Communication
March 16, 2022
Bringing our Code to Life: Announcing NGLP’s Pilot Launch and MVP Software Release
On Thursday, March 10th, the Next Generation Library Publishing project hosted its second Community Forum, presented by principal investigators Katherine Skinner (Educopia), Kristen Ratan (Stratos), Catherine Mitchell (CDL), and NGLP product owner and co-author of the FOREST Framework for for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication, Sarah Lippincott.
March 8, 2022
California Digital Library: Prioritizing Community and Sustainability as an NGLP Pilot Partner
This year marks the 20th anniversary for eScholarship as a library publisher; the program is run by the California Digital Library, in collaboration with University of California campus library staff, and provides open access publishing services for the 10 UC campuses, the Lawrence Berkeley Lab; UC Agriculture and Natural Resources; and the UC Office of … Continue reading California Digital Library: Prioritizing Community and Sustainability as an NGLP Pilot Partner
February 9, 2022
NGLP Community Forum: Bringing our Work to Life
Please join the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project for our second community forum on Thursday, March 10th (9 AM PT/noon ET). This is a free event, but registration is required. The Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project is developing library publishing resources that combine community-led, open source software with the convenience of turnkey publishing … Continue reading NGLP Community Forum: Bringing our Work to Life