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  1. Expanding Our Publishing Services Library Open Access Journals and Conference Web Support Julie Griffin Library Council, July 26, 2006

  2. Overview Georgia Tech’s Response to the Scholarly Communication Crisis • EPAGE @ Georgia Tech • Open Access Journals • Conference Web Support

  3. Scholarly Communication Issues facing librarians: • Rising serials prices • Shrinking library budgets • Diminishing number of purchased titles • Publisher lock-in • Educating faculty

  4. Scholarly Communication Issues facing faculty: • Losing rights to publications • Journal obsolescence • Access barriers • Less effective research and development

  5. Alternative Publishing Models • OA repositories • OA journals

  6. Benefits of Alternative Publishing Models • Affordable • Wider dissemination • Timely publication • Supports authors’ rights

  7. Whatarewedoing @ Tech? • Electronic Publishing • EPAGE @ Georgia Tech(Electronic Press At GEorgia Tech) • OA journals • Conference web support services • OA Repository • SMARTech • Educating Faculty

  8. EPAGE @ Georgia Tech

  9. EPAGE @ Georgia Tech • GT Library managed • Publishing services • Hosting/web support services • Capture services

  10. Open Access Journals

  11. Open Access Journals • Web site for editorial process • Automates, organizes workflow • Keeps records • Indexes submission • Articles preserved in EPAGE

  12. Open Access Journals Benefits to faculty: • Less expensive publishing model • Authors retain rights to their work • Access barriers reduced • More citations

  13. Open Access Journals What are we doing @ Tech? • Information Technologies and International Development • demo

  14. Conference Web Support Services

  15. Conference Web Support What does it look like? • Web site for conference • Automates, organizes workflow • Authors sign agreement to make proceedings open • Proceedings preserved in EPAGE

  16. Conference Web Support Benefits to faculty: • No more disappearing conference proceedings • Library manages system, rather than department • Automates communications

  17. Conference Web Support What are we doing @ Tech? • Georgia Tech Conferences • Electronic Resources & Libraries • Recycling of Fibrous Textile and Carpet Waste Conference • Space Systems Engineering Conference • demo

  18. Expanded Services Benefits to the library: • Better serve faculty and support university mission • Exposes information aiding cross-institutional collaboration • Participate in scholarly communication process as publisher • Open access to GT research • Preservation • Faculty education

  19. How can you help? • Let faculty know these services exist • Names and email addresses of faculty that organize conferences or serve as journal editors • Ask questions… julie.griffin@library.gatech.edu 404-895-0089 Digital Initiatives Department GT Library

  20. Thank you! Questions?

  21. Bibliography