University publishing opportunities have burgeoned with the development of the World Wide Web. A wide range of campus units including libraries have begun publishing digital works—new genres and traditional forms.
"University Publishing in a Digital Age"
by Laura Brown, Rebecca Griffiths, and Matthew Rascoff (Ithaka, July 2007)
"Special Double Issue on University Publishing", ARL Bimonthly Report (June/August 2007)
Includes a summary of the Ithaka study, a response to the study, and three cases of new kinds of university/library publishing.
Seeking transformative approaches to scholarly publishing, research libraries are rapidly developing programs offering a set of core publishing services to editors and partners. These developing library services leverage new capabilities and new economies. Libraries are supporting these services by reallocating resources, partnering, seeking synergies with related services, and developing modest revenue streams. Libraries’ aspirations to replicate traditional publishing services are modest to non-existent. Rather than slavishly duplicating or simply automating traditional models, libraries are focusing on the capabilities and possibilities of new models .
Newfound Press at the University of Tennessee
The University of California as Publisher [PDF]
by Catherine H. Candee, Director, eScholarship Publishing Service, California Digital Library, and Lynne Withey, Director, University of California Press
Publishing Journals@UIC [PDF]
by Mary M. Case, University Librarian, and Nancy R. John, Digital Publishing Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago Library
Synergies: Building National Infrastructure for Canadian Scholarly Publishing [PDF]
by Rea Devakos, Coordinator, Scholarly Communication Initiatives, and Karen Turko, Director of Special Projects, University of Toronto Libraries