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Friday, September 08, 2006

Collaborating to support e-presses and IRs in Australia

Paul Mercieca, “Integration and collaboration” within recently established Australian scholarly publishing initiatives, OCLC Systems & Services, 22, 3 (2006) pp. 149-154. Only the abstract is free online, at least so far. Excerpt:
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to highlight how application integration and project collaboration is being used to support the development of newly established university electronic presses and institutional repositories.

Design/methodology/approach – This paper presents a summary of a number of projects that have been established within the Australian university environment. These projects are used to illustrate models of collaboration that can be used to assist the establishment of small or new scholarly publishing projects.

Findings – Suggests that in instances where universities are exploring new models for dissemination of their scholarship, collaboration between institutional projects may assist in the ongoing development of content and in the provision of access to this content....