August 24, 2020
2019 Census – Case Studies
Mapping the Scholarly Communication Landscape
These published case studies feature a few of the programs and entities that participated in the “2019 Census of Scholarly Communication Infrastructure Providers,” a Census produced by the “Mapping the Scholarly Communication Infrastructure” project team (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Middlebury College, 2018-20). The Census was created to document key components comprising the organizational, business, and technical apparatuses of a broad range of Scholarly Communication Resources (SCRs) – the tools, services, and systems that are instrumental to the publishing and distribution of the scholarly record.
The case studies focus on Humanities Commons, Open Journal Systems, Ubiquity, and PubPub, four entities that operate publishing and platform services used by a variety of scholarly communities.
Each case study opens with an overview of the mission, founding, and services of the SCR. Each one then provides an organizational history of the SCR’s tools and infrastructure, and then gives an “at a glance” synopsis of the entity’s key features, its administrative infrastructure, its finances and human resources, its governance model, and its community engagement.