Supporting Campus Publications at KU Libraries

Rosenblum, Brian and Holly Mercer (2007). Supporting Campus Publications at the University of Kansas Libraries. Brick & Click Libraries: Proceedings of an Academic Library Symposium, Connie Jo Ury, Frank Baudino, and Sarah G. Park, ed., Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri, pp. 95-99.

Driven by concerns about the current scholarly communication environment, academic libraries are assuming increasingly active roles in the scholarly publishing arena by building new tools and services to support the publication of scholarly content. The University of Kansas (KU) Digital Initiatives program has been exploring ways in which the Libraries and IT can support electronic publishing on campus, gathering information about the scope of publishing activity occurring at KU, engaging faculty editors about scholarly communication issues, and identifying potential campus partners interested in electronic publishing. This presentation will discuss some of the program’s activities to date, and will follow the development of an initial project, the digitization and publication of the back issues of a scholarly journal.