December 9, 2021

Collective Stewardship of Open Infrastructure for Library Publishing: A Framework for Cooperation

The Next Generation Library Publishing project (NGLP) is committed to empowering library publishers through a combination of technical solutions and values-driven infrastructure. We believe that new software alone can’t create large-scale and lasting change. In order to make our open source software (OSS) accessible to libraries at all scales, and to ensure it aligns over the long term with academic values, we also need values-based approaches to stewardship and deployment. To this end, NGLP has convened a working group that assembles software developers, potential service providers, and library publishing advocates to strategize collaborative maintenance of NGLP’s software components and build sustainable services around them.  (more…)

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