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What to expect when you are not expecting to be a publisher

Sandra L. De Groote (University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA)
Mary M. Case (University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives

ISSN: 1065-075X

Article publication date: 5 August 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to outline the evolution of University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) journal hosting service from the initial phase of setting up a server to host journals through to the point of offering a suite of library publishing services. The UIC has been hosting Internet-based journals since the 1990s.

Design/methodology/approach

In this study, challenges and steps taken for inclusion in PubMed, archiving in PubMed Central and developing policies and parameters of support are discussed.

Findings

Venturing into the world of Library as Publisher is not the decision that should be taken lightly, but supporting affordable scholarly publishing, when successful, is rewarding.

Originality/value

This paper will be of value to libraries considering offering journal hosting services.

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Citation

L. De Groote, S. and M. Case, M. (2014), "What to expect when you are not expecting to be a publisher", OCLC Systems & Services: International digital library perspectives, Vol. 30 No. 3, pp. 167-177. https://doi.org/10.1108/OCLC-01-2014-0004

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2014, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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