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 and repository solutions. Our second NGLP Community Forum is an opportunity to learn more about our work connecting a values-aligned community, coordinating a values-aligned software build, and cultivating a network of values-aligned service providers. This event will share how we are bringing to life 18 months of research and development work as we launch our minimum viable products (MVP) and three pilot implementations of our modular library publishing stack.

In the first half hour, we’ll dive deep into this values-driven approach to empowering library publishers to lead change in scholarly communication. You’ll hear more about why values and principles form the foundation of our work and how we’re incorporating them at every step.

In the rest of the session, you’ll get an exclusive look at the latest iterations of our two software components, our Web Delivery Platform (WDP) that provides elegant and flexible content display, and our Analytics Dashboard (AD) that generates meaningful visualizations from usage and workflow data. You’ll also hear about three pilot implementations of these components, launching in March 2022, that will ensure that our software components are not only fit-for-purpose, but that they can be deployed and operationalized in ways that work for library publishers at different scales and in a range of contexts. The pilots will provide models for three manifestations of library publishing: a consortial library publishing solution hosted and maintained in-house; a multi-tenant journal publishing solution hosted and supported by a third party service provider; and a hosted, turnkey, combined journal and institutional repository solution. You’ll hear about how pilots led by the California Digital Library, Longleaf Services, and Janeway will bring our code to life and provide an on-ramp for widespread adoption. 

Throughout the session, we’ll invite you to share your questions and thoughts, and offer opportunities to get involved.


About Next Generation Library Publishing project

The Next Generation Library Publishing project is led by Educopia Institute, California Digital Library (CDL), and Strategies for Open Science (Stratos), in close partnership with Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Janeway, and Longleaf Services.

The project is generously funded by Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. Its purpose is to improve publishing pathways and services for authors, editors, and readers through strengthening, integrating, and scaling up scholarly publishing infrastructure to support library publishers. In addition to developing interoperable publishing tools and workflows, our team is exploring how to create community hosting models that align explicitly and demonstratively with academic values.