Next Generation Library Publishing. Improving the publishing pathways and choices available to authors, editors, and readers by strengthening, integrating, and scaling up scholarly publishing infrastructures.


Next Generation Library Publishing

Improving the publishing pathways and choices available to authors, editors, and readers

In this project, Educopia, California Digital Library (CDL), and Strategies for Open Science (Stratos), in close partnership with LYRASIS, Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), and Longleaf Services 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.

Project Deliverables

Available for Public Comment

  1. Values and Principles Framework and Assessment Checklist (draft issued for public review, August-September 2020)


  1. Encouraging Adherence to Values and Principles White Paper (draft issued for public review, March-April 2020)


  1. Technology, Services, and Sustainability Landscape Analysis of Open Scholarly Publishing Tools
  2. Initial architectural model for integration of open-source publishing and repository tools, and identification of technological gaps and requirements for standards and protocols
  3. Principles-Based Guidelines and Assessment Tools for Library Publishing 
  4. Publishing Workflow Functional Requirements
  5. Toolsets, pathways, and documentation, uniting common open source tools according to the Functional Requirements
  6. Evaluation and Auditing Framework (based on the Principles-Based Guidelines) 
  7. Hosted library publishing services based on the tools and workflows (LYRASIS, Longleaf Services, and California Digital Library as hosts) 

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