Digital Scholarship has released the Academic Library as Scholarly Publisher Bibliography, version 3. This bibliography includes over 300 selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports about academic libraries’ digital publishing programs from 1989 though 2022. While academic libraries have published a variety of digital publications during this period, this bibliography primarily covers the open access publishing of scholarly books, journals, and other serials. It provides a brief narrative overview of the early development of these publishing efforts. It covers the establishment of new university presses by academic libraries, especially all-digital open access presses, and the merger or cooperative efforts of libraries and university presses. It also covers the technical publishing infrastructures used by library publishing programs. It includes full abstracts for works under certain Creative Commons Licenses. It is available as a website and a PDF file (52 pages). It includes a Google Translate link.
The bibliography has the following major sections:
- 1.0 Pioneering Library Publishing Projects in the 1980s and 1990s
- 2.0 Librarian-Led Association and Unaffiliated Publishing Projects in the 1990s
- 3.0 Library-Based Publishing Since 1999
- 3.1 New University Presses Established by Libraries
- 4.0 Library and University Press Mergers/Partnerships
- 5.0 Technical Publishing Infrastructure
Digital Scholarship’s website bibliographies have been reformatted as single-page files and a PDF file designed for printing has been made available for each one. They include a Google Translate link.
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