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“Integration and collaboration” within recently established Australian scholarly publishing initiatives

Paul Mercieca (School of Business Information Technology, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 1 July 2006

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to highlight how application integration and project collaboration is being used to support the development of newly established university electronic presses and institutional repositories.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper presents a summary of a number of projects that have been established within the Australian university environment. These projects are used to illustrate models of collaboration that can be used to assist the establishment of small or new scholarly publishing projects.

Findings

Suggests that in instances where universities are exploring new models for dissemination of their scholarship, collaboration between institutional projects may assist in the ongoing development of content and in the provision of access to this content.

Originality/value

This is a reflection based on current projects being developed within Australia. It provides an overview of projects that illustrate cooperative development as a means to assist in access to scholarship produced from Australia.

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Citation

Mercieca, P. (2006), "“Integration and collaboration” within recently established Australian scholarly publishing initiatives", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 22 No. 3, pp. 149-154. https://doi.org/10.1108/10650750610686180

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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