Minutes of September 23, 2004 Meeting
- Kayo Denda (recorder), Howard Dess, Dan Fishman, Ron Jantz, John Keisers, Jim Niessen, Ryan Womack
Finalization of PCSP Launch
PCSP moved into a new journal platform called Open Journal Systems (OJS) developed at University of
British Columbia, Public Knowledge Project.
Open Journal Systems (OJS)
- Open source
- Offer significant advantage in sustainability
- Serve as platform for scholarly peer-reviewed journals, magazines and newsletters.
- Enable metadata harvesting
- Journal editor has ability to administer publishing activities independently
- Public Knowledge Project supports more than 300 English African journals online, French,
psychology, and other isolated journal titles.
- Identify good open source platforms available.
- Make minor changes, customization, and highly unique services to OJS.
- Add Persistent Ids.
- Export all content to FEDORA, the digital repository.
- Epistemological nature.
- Offer new content (case studies) in the field of psychology.
- Modular architecture intended to disseminate the peer review process/development holistically.
- Each module has: (1) article, (2) critical commentaries by reviewers and (3) response/comments by author.
- Significant impact, beyond traditional quantitative research.
- Full text searching capability enables categorization and analyze of data.
- Editor and contributors operate seamlessly using the journal platform.
- ISSN request: pending.
- Dan is finalizing the credentials of journal editorial board (55 members).
- First issue will be an "introductory issue" for PR and dissemination.
- Howard will communicate Marianne the Committee's recommendation to pursue PCSP representation in SPARC.
- Demo of PCSP at RUL State of the Libraries in November 2004.
Future Candidates and Criteria
EJBE (ed. M. Denda). Karen Wenk is migrating EJBE from custom site to OJS. Discussion scheduled with
M. Denda on 9/27/04 to discuss related issues. The migration offers significant advantages in the
preservation aspect and sustainability of the journal content.
- CETH Newsletter
- Philosophy Dept. publication
- Rutgers Magazine
Discussion: Rutgers Magazine is not a scholarly journal. However, it would qualify as SCC project if
designated as a pilot or prototype for non-academic publication without the peer-review process.
- SCC will continue to work with Rutgers Magazine as a prototype, for issues 1997 to present.
- The digitization of the back run, from 1914 to 1997 (Tom Frusciano's project) is recommended to go through the CDC digital project application process.
PCSP Demo followed in the IHL.