Michigan Publishing, 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 Michigan Publishing wishes to offer for its publishing services. In order to grow, Michigan Publishing 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 the development of a package of tools called mPach for publishing journals in the HathiTrust repository. For more information on this package, see the mPach website .
|Date of completion||Milestone|
|September 2011||Design principles and requirements |
|August 2012||METS spec for SIP|
|May 2013||Mapping for MARC analytic records |
|February 2014||Prepper running in the HathiTrust Development Environment|
|March 2014||Sample journal articles are discoverable in the HathiTrust full-text and catalog search|
|October–December 2014||Announce availability of mPach for use by other HathiTrust member institutions|