Next Generation Library Publishing, Improving publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers. Logos for Arcadia Fund, California Digital Library, COAR, Educopia Institute, Longleaf Services, Janeway, and Stratos


Next Generation Library Publishing

Improving publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers

In this project, Educopia, California Digital Library (CDL), and Strategies for Open Science (Stratos), in close partnership with Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Longleaf Services, and Janeway are working to advance and integrate open source publishing infrastructure to provide robust support for library publishing. Our project goals include:

  • Creating a more balanced, effective academic publishing ecosystem that aligns with academic values and increases choice, opportunity, and innovation via compelling library publishing solutions;
  • Developing tools and standards that allow better integration of campus repository systems and publishing workflows across the lifecycle of scholarly research;
  • Establishing sustainable, community-governed, open solutions that rival best-of-breed commercial tools and advance scholarly communication in important ways.

More information about our Spring 2022 pilot launch can be found at For a general overview of the project, watch this introductory clip (6 mins). For a deeper dive into our goals and outputs watch our first community forum (1 hr). We are building in the open, and we would appreciate your input – please access our public documentation folder and let us know your thoughts!

Project Deliverables


  1. Living Our Values and Principles: Exploring Assessment Strategies for the Scholarly Communication Field (October 2020)
  2. NGLP Technical Development Directions and Request for Participation (blog post, December 2020)
  3. Scholarly Communication Technology Catalogue (February 2021)
  4. Library Publishing Infrastructure: Assembling New Solutions (March 2021)
  5. Living Our Values and Principles: Annotated Bibliography (June 2021)
  6. Growing a FOREST: Values-Aligned Approaches to Transformative Scholarly Communication (March 2022)
  7. FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication (May 2022)

Public Review

  1. Values and Principles Framework (draft issued for public review, August-September 2020)
  2. Values and Principles Assessment Checklist (draft issued for public review, August-September 2020)
  3. Encouraging Adherence to Values and Principles White Paper (draft issued for public review, March-April 2020)


  1. Initial architectural model for integration of open-source publishing and repository tools, and identification of technological gaps and requirements for standards and protocols
  2. Publishing Workflow Functional Requirements
  3. Toolsets, pathways, and documentation, uniting common open source tools according to the Functional Requirements
  4. Hosted library publishing services based on the tools and workflows (LYRASIS, Longleaf Services, and California Digital Library as hosts) 

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