Libraries are becoming increasingly involved in publication activities.  For example, at Washington State University, an Open Journal System (OJS) instance was set up last year and the first journal hosted on it is the WSU publication LandEscapes.  The editors are using the software to support the publication of the 2012 issue and retrospective issues (example: ) are currently being loaded by library staff.

How are institutions tracking this sort of activity and content? Should this material be counted among Library Digital Collections in the ARL Supplementary Stats?

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  1. martha kyrillidou February 14, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    U of Michigan has integrated their unit and the reporting now includes the publishing part of their activities.

    Purdue reports some of the publishing part that is more closely aligned to the library operations.

    It seems that in some instances the publishing leg of the organization is more integrated into the library operations.

    It remains to be seen whether this integration will spread to other institutions where both the press and the library report to the same leader.

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