Day/Time: Thursday, May 26, 11:30am – 12:30pm
- Andy Byers, Senior Publishing Technologies Developer, Birkbeck, University of London/Open Library of Humanities
- Jason Colman, Director, Michigan Publishing Services, University of Michigan Library
- Mauro Sanchez, Senior Publishing Technologies Developer, Birkbeck, University of London/Open Library of Humanities
- Lauren Stachew, Senior Digital Publishing Coordinator, Michigan Publishing Services, University of Michigan Library
Michigan Publishing has been publishing open access journals on a home-grown platform called DLXS since the early 2000s. For the last year and a half, Michigan has been in the process of switching its roughly 40 journals from DLXS to Janeway, the open source journals platform developed by a team at the Centre for Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London. In this presentation, members of the Janeway and Michigan teams will reflect on why we decided to work together, what the partnership has brought for each of us, and how the transition has gone from both technical and editorial points of view. We’ll include a timeline of the steps we took to accomplish it, and the roles that were involved on both teams.
We’ll try to offer some practical takeaways on best practices for other library journal publishers who are thinking about switching to a new platform, and invite discussion with others in our community who have made or are thinking of making similar moves.