Wednesday, March 29, 2006

UBC Library Hosts Two New OA Journals

The UBC Library is hosting two new open access (OA) journals:

1. (TCI) Transnational Curriculum Inquiry: The Journal of the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (See IAACS)

2. New Proposals: Journal of Marxism and Interdisciplinary Inquiry/ (call for papers for first issue)

UBC Library will host the OA journals without charge, for now. Faculty interested in having ejournals hosted by UBC Library sign an agreement outlining the responsibilities and liabilities for the Library and participating ejournals. The agreement indicates that the Library will offer server space and the OJS software to store and disseminate the contents of the ejournals. Each of the journal publishers will be provided with administrative control to allow them to set up their own online area for their respective journals.

Bronwen Sprout, the Digital Initiatives Librarian, says that "This could potentially develop into a much larger initiative with the Library assuming an important role in supporting and encouraging new models of scholarly communication on the UBC campus."

1 comment:

Charles Menzies said...

As an update, the eJournal, New Proposals, has just published its first issue, Volume 1, #1! May 1st, 2007. The current issue can be found at New Proposals.


Charles Menzies