[Irtalk] The university as publisher revisited - Insights: Vol. 27 Issue 2: p. 181

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 13:15:02 SAST 2014

*This article explores the growing involvement of libraries in providing
publishing services for the informal scholarly outputs traditionally
referred to as ‘gray literature’.* By envisioning institutional repository
(IR) infrastructure as a publishing platform, libraries can bring
conference proceedings, technical reports, niche journals, white papers and
other hard-to-source materials into the mainstream. The opportunities of
such an approach for scholars, libraries and university presses open to
collaboration are considered. Several directions for future expansion of
this activity, such as the publication of student scholarship and the
development of more formal products linked to gray literature, are

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