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					      Initiative for Innovation in Scholarly Communication




  „DiPP – An Open Access
    Initiative for Scholarly
          Communication“
PKP Scholarly Publishing Conference
                              2007
                 Vancouver, Canada

       Cordula Nötzelmann & Peter Reimer
                         2007/07/12
Contents

 The Initiative: Introduction
 Organisation
 Technical Framework




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Initiative
   „Digital Peer Publishing“ initiated by
  the Ministry of Research of the German
  state North-Rhine Westphalia
   operator: hbz - public service provider
  for academic libraries

   proximate goal: Support Start-ups &
  Pick-ups of eJournals
   ultimate goal: Fostering innovative forms
  of web-based, scholarly communication

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Some data
 Start in 2004

 13 journals from various disciplines

  around 600 reviewed publications

  still moderate submission rates, high rejection rates

  compound/complex materials

  first citations of start-ups observed


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Organisation          eJournal          Authors

                         G Editor/Chief ! Referees
                           " Editorial office   CD
                                admin. Readers $
                                                  Editorial
                                :       local
                                                  Board
                                 Institution       _

                                           :
                                      techn. Infrastructure

              …                            §
                                                       i
                                                    Support
                                        Licences

                                                    ]
                                                Distribution
       Publishing Service Structure
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     Editor in Chief


     Editorial Board

Construc               JMALL
 tions


S&P                LiLT




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Tackling Innovation
     Explore transitions from eJournals to repositories

     Implement innovative forms of scholarly
      communication and information management
      (open review…)

     Integrate extra services (PoD…) and useful
      standards to enhance DiPP services




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Technical Framework




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Services

 Hosting and Archiving
       powerful and secure Hardware and Software
       persistent Identifiers: URN, DOI
       open archival format: DocBook XML
       preparation for long-term archiving
 Production system
     individual layout
     multilingual
     simple editing of contents - WYSIWYG
     automatic. article conversion from RTF/LaTeX ->
      XML -> XHTML/PDF
     messaging - Lists/RSS-Feeds

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More Services

 Distribution
     indexing in search engines / databases - EZB,
      DOAJ, OAISTER
     automat. notification of metadata and articles - via
      OAI-PMH / E-Mail alerts
     disciplinary forms for metadata- DDC, PACS etc.
     tools and scripts for exact and ‚clean‘ usage
      statistics– AWstats, Custom (Python)
 Workflow systems
     Forms, worklists and views for authors, editors
      and reviewers
     scalability - Blind, Double-Blind, Open etc.

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Core Components

 Mainly Open Source Software
 Zope/Plone: Webapplicationserver and CMS
 Fedora: Repository
 Apache (mod_rewrite): Webserver with
  virtual hosts
 LDAP: Authentication
 UpCast: Document transformation
 Awstats: Usage Statistics



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Architecture




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Plone CMS

 Frontend for the repository
 Management of editorial content (imprint,...)
 Plenty of Products available for...
       Newsletter
       Blogs
       Forum (OpenReview,...)
       Workflowengine
       I18N Support
 Our developments
     DiPP Product


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Custom Code

 Several Plone Products/Plugins
     DiPP: Editorial Toolbox, Workflow configuration,
      Submit- and Metadataforms
     PloneFedora: store and edit Data in the
      Fedorarepository instead of ZODB
     Themes: DiPPClassic, DiPPSilver, ...
     Statistics:




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Editorial Toolbox

 New manuscripts, with or
  without review workflow
 Worklists for articles in process
 Journal Metadata: Editors,
  ISSN, Title,...
 Tools
     User Administration
     OpenURL
     Usage Statistics
 Support: Wiki, Mailinglists,
  Userguide,...
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Custom
Content
Types




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Publication Workflow (OpenFlow)




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WYSIWYG Editing of all content




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Layout I: JVRB




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Layout II: archimaera




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Layout III: Logistics Journal




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Document Transformation

 Based on MSWord templates: .dot
 Styles for Paragraphs and characters
 Separation of Structur and Layout
 DocBookXML as intermediate format and for
  Longterm storage
 Support for Footnotes, automatic Table of
  Contents, scalable Images, ...
 XHTML and PDF generation: XSLT, dblatex


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Distribution

 On Publication, Papers are automatically
  distributed via
     RSS, for every interested reader
     OAI-PMH, for other databases and repositories,
     E-Mail alerts, for some special databases




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Outlook

 Migrate to a newer Zope and Plone Version
 Switch to AlphaFlow, a more flexible
  Workflowengine
 Development of a Peer Review Component
 Improve automatic PDF Creation




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Ininitiative for Open Access eJournals




       Thank you!
     www.dipp.nrw.de
    dipp@hbz-nrw.de
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