At Emory we recently had a demonstration of the Digital Commons, and
may also look at Edikit soon. I discovered that while you can call
Digital Commons an Institutional Repository, it does not offer much in
terms of rigorous digital preservation.
We've been using both OJS (version 1.x) and OCS for several years,
and plan to install and test the latest version of OJS (and hopefully
also DPubs) as platforms for near term and future ejournal
publishing. Has anyone besides Cornell and Penn State deployed
DPubs yet (I see they have development partners -- http://dpubs.org/devpartners.html)?
I'd love to hear feedback on how it's going. DPubs appears to have
a number of attractive features, but it's not as well documented or as
widely adopted as OJS.
I have three main concerns in assessing a digital publishing platform:
1) how flexible and extensible is the submissions/editorial process?
2) how sustainable is it when hosting, say, 20+ ejournals,
3) how much flexibility is there in the organization and presentation
of published materials?
On Apr 4, 2008, at 12:48 PM, Roy Tennant wrote:
> I've had experience with bepress.com's Digital Commons/Edikit combo
> journal publication at <http://repositories.cdlib.org/>, although for
> up-to-date information you should contact
> [log in to unmask] at the
> California Digital Library.
> The best thing about this is the integration of the institutional
> with journal production software. It is really quite seamless, since
> simply a matter of hiding or exposing the journal production piece --
> everything else (most notably the upload process) remains the same.
> benefit of this is that anyone using the IR already knows how to use
> chunks of the journal production system. I can attest to the
> simplicity and
> power of the system, and about the only drawback I can think to note
> is the
> cost. It has been very successful at the University of California,
> uploads to it pretty much every day (I know because I've kept my
> awareness search going there), which is a usage record of which any
> institution would be proud. In sum, I highly recommend it if you can
> it, and in the end I think it is probably worth it.
> On 4/4/08 9:36 AM, "Sunny Yoon" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Does anyone here on the list have any experience with e-journal
>> software? Currently, we were looking at Open Journal Systems (OJS)
>> York University, and I'd like to hear if others have had
>> experiences with
>> either OJS or any other equivalent means of e-journal publication.
>> Also, have any of you integrated these into existing
>> infrastructures such
>> as your institutional repositories?
>> Sunny Yoon
>> Digital Resources Coordinator
>> The City University of New York
>> Office of Library Services
>> 555 West 57th Street, Suite 1140
>> New York, NY 10019
>> Tel: 212.541.1013
>> Fax: 212.541.0357