I'd love to get together and discuss models for collaborative scholarly publishing initiatives, like those that have been established at places like Michigan, Indiana, and Penn State. How are such collaborations structured? How do these collaborations change the nature of work that the participants (e.g., press staff, librarians) do? How do these collaborations change the missions of the involved organizations? What type of infrastructure is necessary to go the way of collaboration for publishing endeavors at a specific university? How do you rally support for such an initiative? How are tech assets roped in and funded?
June 19, 2013