A project of the University of Michigan Library
MPublishing, the University of Michigan's library-based publishing enterprise, has been using DLXS for many of its publishing needs, but the system’s architecture constrains its ability to support the structure of journals and the features that MPublishing wishes to offer for its publishing services. In order to grow, MPublishing needs a platform free from these constraints.
HathiTrust, a shared digital repository, is archiving and providing access to reformatted library holdings and monographs submitted by university presses at partner institutions. Since libraries are increasingly involved in open-access publishing of journals, HathiTrust is a natural place to archive and provide access to born-digital publisher content to ensure its long-term preservation and discoverability.
There is growing interest in developing shared infrastructure for university-based publishing, so we have the potential to seize this opportunity. Therefore, the University of Michigan Library is funding a two-year project to develop a package of tools called mPach for publishing journals in the HathiTrust repository. For more information on this package, see the mPach website.
Click on the magnifying glass with a minus sign to zoom out. This project timeline refers to the various mPach modules.