Campus Collaborations

I’m in the midst of a section in the project in which I’m discussing the potential for strategic collaborations within universities around the issue of digital scholarly publishing. Among such collaborations, I point to a number between university presses and university libraries, including those at the University of Michigan and the University of California. Numerous other such library-press collaborations exist — but what I’m not currently finding is such a collaboration in which the university information technology center is an explicit and active participant. Do any of you know of such a program?


  1. I just reviewed a paper that’s about to be released from SPARC on the process of building collaborative campus publishing enterprises. It includes some materials indicating the kinds of strengths campus IT could bring to such collaborations, but the author (Raym Crow) and I agreed that models for this were a bit thin. I believe that in the early days Columbia’s EPIC was supported by campus IT but I’m not sure if that is still true. At any rate, the paper will be officially launched this week and may serve as a resource for you.

  2. Thanks so much, Maria — this is a huge help! I’ll look forward to reading the SPARC paper, and to thinking more about the potential models…

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