August 29, 2023
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November 1, 2022
Please join the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project for our fourth community forum on November 29 at 12 PM Eastern / 9 AM Pacific. This is a free event, but registration is required.
October 11, 2022
The FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication helps scholarly communication organizations and communities demonstrate, evaluate, and ultimately improve their alignment with key values, including: Financial and Organizational Sustainability; Openness and Interoperability; Representative Governance; Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Oppression; Sharing of Knowledge; and Transparency.
September 8, 2022
From the Budapest Open Access Initiative 20th anniversary recommendations to the UNESCO Recommendation for Open Science and the Harvard endorsement of Diamond OA, many recent reports on open scholarship are calling for scholarly research to be published and disseminated via open infrastructure that is community-owned and -governed. This call for open infrastructure is particularly important … Continue reading Scaling Diamond OA: Universities as Centers of Open Publishing Excellence
September 6, 2022
The Next Generation Library Publishing project is building a sustainable open source alternative to commercial publishing platforms, expanding choices for values-driven publishers of all sizes. We are on the brink of realizing our vision as we move the pilot implementations of our software stack into production-ready service offerings.
May 17, 2022
How well do your policies and practices align with your values? And how well do your vendors’ and partners’ policies and practices align with your values? Do you know? Would it change your investment choices if you did? We believe that if there were clearer ways to evidence and assess actions against values, it could. … Continue reading Seeding a Community of FORESTers
May 17, 2022
This FOREST Framework is intended to help scholarly communication organizations and communities to demonstrate, evaluate, and ultimately improve their alignment with key values, including: Financial and Organizational Sustainability Openness Representative Governance Equity, Accessibility, and Anti-Oppression Sharing of Knowledge Transparency These six core values have appeared in dozens of manifestos, open letters, and other statements issued … Continue reading FOREST Framework for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication
May 16, 2022
In scholarly communications, when we talk about “vendor lock-in”, what we actually mean is the difficulty (or seeming impossibility) of moving from one platform to another: “migrations.” This can be technical. Platforms may not provide data export in a standardized format or there may be no tooling to complete the migration automatically. Lock-in can also … Continue reading Migration is the Hard Part
April 26, 2022
Longleaf Services: Building Consortial Journal Publishing Models that Empower Libraries as an NGLP Pilot Partner
Established in 2006 as a division of The University of North Carolina Press, Longleaf Services has built a strong reputation as a mission-aligned collaborator for the university press community, offering a suite of services for small publishers that take advantage of the Press’ expertise and economies of scale. As an NGLP pilot partner, Longleaf Services … Continue reading Longleaf Services: Building Consortial Journal Publishing Models that Empower Libraries as an NGLP Pilot Partner
April 6, 2022
Library-based publishers at the Claremont Colleges, Clemson University, the University of Arizona, the University of New Orleans, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will test the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project’s open source infrastructure as part of a pilot launching this month. The pilot, led by Janeway Systems, will provide a turnkey solution that … Continue reading Next Generation Library Publishing and Janeway Systems Launch Pilot with Five Library Publishers
March 17, 2022
NGLP Releases “Growing a FOREST, Values-Aligned Approaches to Transformative Scholarly Communication”
Our newest publication, Growing a Forest: Values-Aligned Approaches to Transformative Scholarly Communication, provides a detailed account of NGLP’s second-year accomplishments, outputs, and increasing impact and describes in depth the values-based framework through which we approach our work.
March 17, 2022
In the second year of the NGLP project (September 2020-August 2021), we delivered research findings based on extensive community engagement, produced specifications for technologies to unite and complement existing open source tools, progressed towards minimum viable products (MVPs), and initiated coordination of three pilot implementations of publishing solutions that represent different service use cases. We … Continue reading Growing a FOREST, Values-Aligned Approaches to Transformative Scholarly Communication
March 16, 2022
On Thursday, March 10th, the Next Generation Library Publishing project hosted its second Community Forum, presented by principal investigators Katherine Skinner (Educopia), Kristen Ratan (Stratos), Catherine Mitchell (CDL), and NGLP product owner and co-author of the FOREST Framework for for Values-Driven Scholarly Communication, Sarah Lippincott.
March 8, 2022
This year marks the 20th anniversary for eScholarship as a library publisher; the program is run by the California Digital Library, in collaboration with University of California campus library staff, and provides open access publishing services for the 10 UC campuses, the Lawrence Berkeley Lab; UC Agriculture and Natural Resources; and the UC Office of … Continue reading California Digital Library: Prioritizing Community and Sustainability as an NGLP Pilot Partner
February 9, 2022
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 … Continue reading NGLP Community Forum: Bringing our Work to Life
December 9, 2021
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 … Continue reading Collective Stewardship of Open Infrastructure for Library Publishing: A Framework for Cooperation
November 10, 2021
In October, the Next Generation Library Publishing project hosted its first Community Forum, presented by principal investigators Katherine Skinner (Educopia), Kristen Ratan (Stratos), and Catherine Mitchell (CDL). The forum introduced NGLP’s holistic approach to empowering library publishers and provided progress updates through the lens of the project’s guiding questions: Can we center community at the … Continue reading Building Community through Transparent Open Source Development
October 26, 2021
Janeway will join the California Digital Library and Longleaf to pilot three different service models for the software components developed through the Next Generation Library Publishing project. The Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project takes a holistic approach to reenvisioning publishing, simultaneously architecting new software tailored to the unique needs of library publishers and designing … Continue reading Next Generation Library Publishing Project Announces Partnership with Janeway
October 5, 2021
Please join the Next Generation Library Publishing (NGLP) project for our first community forum on Thursday, October 28th (9 AM PT/noon ET). This is a free event, but registration is required. Over the past two years, our team has been building a suite of tools and resources that put libraries at the forefront of transformative … Continue reading NGLP Community Forum: Sharing Our Progress and Opportunities for Involvement
June 30, 2021
When Katherine Skinner and I published the Values and Principles Framework and Checklist last year, we introduced them as mechanisms to hold actors in the scholarly communication system accountable to their stakeholders and demonstrate their commitment to openness in concrete and documentable ways. We conceived the framework and checklist as living, iterative, and adaptable documents. … Continue reading A Strengths-Based Approach to Evaluation and Transformational Change in Publishing