The TDL OJS User Group works to create an active community among TDL’s users of the Open Journal System hosting service in the following ways:
By facilitating mutual support among library managers of the OJS hosting service, including the sharing of resources about library publishing policies and good practices
By facilitating better communication between TDL staff and libraries using this service
By identifying areas of work that could be undertaken by member-led working groups
The group has a Chair and Vice Chair/Chair-Elect.
Each position has a one-year term, with the Vice Chair/Chair-Elect becoming Chair.
The Chair and Vice Chair are nominated or self-nominated from within the User Group and approved by TDL staff.
Texas Digital Library will provide infrastructure for group activities, including web conferencing software and space in our Confluence Wiki.
TDL members only.
Managers of the OJS service at member libraries, or their designates, are eligible for membership in the group.
TDL’s OJS Hosting Service Manager serves as a member of the group.
Hold monthly (?) virtual meetings to facilitate discussion and resource-sharing among libraries utilizing the OJS hosting service.
Other potential activities, to be determined by the group, could include:
Work with TDL to establish better-documented policies and procedures related to the hosted service
Gather library policies and practices from members re: library publishing using OJS.
Establish a study group to go through the LPC’s Library Publishing Curriculum or PKP’s OJS Training.
Investigate benefits of LPC membership for TDL.
Established: December 2019