Re: e-publishing: summary of responses

From: Robert Forkel <xrotwang_at_nyob>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 09:27:25 +0200
To: CODE4LIB_at_LISTSERV.ND.EDU
just for completeness i'd like to throw in epubtk (pretty much my own creature):
https://dev.livingreviews.org/projects/epubtk/

it really isn't comparable to dpubs or ojs, though. we use it at
www.livingreviews.org to publish invited review articles, so
everything is somewhat different: the publishing workflow starts well
before submission (actually with the editorial board coming up with a
topic to be covered), publication rates are low, but single
publications are big (> 100 pages, up to 400 references, ...).
currently we can only handle latex as input format.
it's also different in that it is a pretty loose set of components
which are not well integrated. while this provides for flexibility, it
also means installation isn't just a double-click.
basically it would just be worth considering, if a publishing project
has similar needs - which also deviate a lot from what ojs can support
- and is in a position to contribute also to development here. but if
this were the case, we'd love to collaborate.

robert forkel
https://dev.livingreviews.org/projects/epubtk/wiki/people/robert

On Wed, Apr 9, 2008 at 11:48 PM, Sunny Yoon <Sunny.Yoon_at_domino1.cuny.edu> wrote:
> Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful replies to my query.  On the
>  rare occasions when I venture beyond lurking to pose the occasional query,
>  I am often overwhelmed by the generosity of those who take the time to
>  reply.
>
>  As many seemed interested in hearing a synthesis of responses to my vague
>  and general question about people's real world experience with OJS and
>  other e-publishing platforms, I have included the below.  Note that nearly
>  all were happy with OJS with one exception who had an earlier version that
>  seemed to have some navigational issues and unresolved bugs.
>
>  Those who wrote in to comment on e-publishing deployment include:
>
>  Prince Edward Island - integrating OJS and Fedora:
>  http://www.fedora-commons.org/portfolio/more.php?pid=UPEI
>
>  Rutgers University (still integrating OJS + Fedora?)
>
>  University of Kansas: https://journals.ku.edu/index.php
>
>  Emory University  tried out OJS and OCS, looking at DPubs
>
>  EBLIP: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/EBLIP
>
>  350+ Brazilian Journals (using DSpace as IR  not sure as to degree of
>  integration if any): http://oasisbr.ibict.br/sobre.php
>
>  Indian Journal of Medical Informatics:  http://ijmi.org
>
>  International Journal of Digital Curation:
>  http://www.ijdc.net/ijdc/issue/current
>
>  Some general resources I was referred to include:
>
>  University of Kansas talk on deploying OJS "Mapping Our Course: Toward a
>  Collaborative Environment for Digital" at Educause Midwest Regional 2008:
>  http://www.educause.edu/upload/presentations/MWRC08/SESS38/MWRC08_KUscholarservices.pdf
>
>
>  From Public Knowledge Project Scholarly Publishing Conference 2007:
>  http://pkp.sfu.ca/ocs/pkp2007/index.php/pkp/1/schedConf/presentations
>
>  Article about PKPSP Conference at: http://www.infotoday.com/searcher/jan08
>
>  A sampling of OJS journals are at: http://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs-journals
>
>  Lest we forget, we also have DPubs, developed by Cornell, as an option:
>  http://dpubs.org/
>
>  Pocast on DPubs from Educause 2005:
>  http://connect.educause.edu/blog/podcaster/e2005podcastthedpubsdevel/2070
>
>  DPubs Journals:
>  http://dpubs.org/projects.html
>
>  Some general concerns about e-publishing system in general:
>
>  1) how flexible and extensible is the submissions/editorial process?
>  2) how sustainable is it when hosting, say, 20+ ejournals,
>  conferences, etc.?
>  3) how much flexibility is there in the organization and presentation
>  of published materials?
>
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