Bringing Resilient Open Source Infrastructure to Library Publishers »


Excerpt from an NGLP/Educopia post by Sarah Lippincott:

The Next Generation Library Publishing project is building a sustainable open source alternative to commercial publishing platforms, expanding choices for values-driven publishers of all sizes. We are on the verge of realizing our vision as we move pilot implementations of our software stack into production-ready service offerings.


From May to September 2022, NGLP ran three concurrent Web Delivery Platform (WDP) pilots and interoperable components to test three different library publishing use cases.

  1. The Consortium Publisher: Led by California Digital Library, this pilot project tested WDP, Janeway, and DSpace as replacements for the custom architecture developed to support eScholarship, a large multi-tenant digital publishing platform for the University of California.
  2. The turnkey solution: Led by Janeway Systems, this pilot project tested the deployment of WDP and Janeway as hosted software as an alternative service to commercial institutional repository and proprietary journal publishing platforms.
  3. The journal portal: Led by University of North Carolina Press and its Longleaf Services division, this pilot project tested Janeway and the WDP as a dynamic solution for a multi-campus journal publishing solution with a strong editorial and production service layer.

During the pilot period, seven pilot instances (and one test instance) of WDP were launched and populated with content harvested from upstream systems (including Janeway, DSpace and OJS), primarily using ‘OAI-PMH. Our pilot partners tested WDP functionality, helped the product team prioritize areas for improvement and new development, and performed quality control on the results of our harvesting process.

Learn more, read the full post (includes information about the next 18 months of the project; approximately 750 words)

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ([email protected]) is a librarian, writer, consultant and frequent speaker based in the Washington DC metro area. He received his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards, including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program Alumnus of the Year. From 2006 to 2009, he was Director of Online Information Services at Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ, an innovation research consultancy that supports enterprise product and business model teams with just-in-time fact finding and insight.


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