Institutional repositories, Harold B. Lee Library, Open Journal Systems, CONTENTdm


A number of years ago, the library began hosting the digitized back files of several campus-based journal publications in CONTENTdm. A little over two years ago, Mark Belk, the editor of the Western North American Naturalist whose backfile we were hosting, approached Randy Olsen, our University Librarian with a problem. Mark explained that in his role as editor he was drowning in e-mails and things were falling through the cracks. Randy tasked me to investigate options. This investigation was made considerably easier by work done by Mark Czyzk from Johns Hopkins. The investigation led to the selection of OJS as the platform for the hosting of the Lee Library's publishing services. We are currently authorized to use OJS for journals published at BYU as well as journals not published at the university but edited by a faculty or staff member.

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Institutional Repositories: Disseminating, Promoting, and Preserving Scholarship. Regional presentation on Institutional Repositories on the Logan campus of Utah State University on September 3, 29.

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