Document Type

Paper

Organization

Digital Commons - Heartland User Group

Conference Title

DC - HUG 2018

City and State

Hays, KS

Conference Date

October 15-16, 2018

Publication Date

10-15-2018

Abstract

The long-established academic journal, Mythlore of the Mythopoeic Society, began using the editor’s platform of the SWOSU Digital Commons in 2017. The executive editor, Janet Croft of Rutgers University, will discuss the differences between her former way of managing submissions, reader reviews, and producing a predominantly print journal to doing the work digitally using the editor’s platform of the Institutional Repository. She will describe advantages and disadvantages to using the platform. This is an opportunity for Institutional Repository administrators to ask concrete questions about the learning curve and experience of a seasoned journal editor who has made the transition to using the Digital Commons editor’s platform.

Phillip Fitzsimmons, the administrator of the SWOSU Digital Commons https://dc.swosu.edu/, will discuss the relevance of the use of the Digital Commons platform to the goals of the University. He will use download- and viewer-usage Dashboard maps to show the increasing international readership of the journal and what it can mean to contributors.

Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/ , which began in 1969, publishes articles for the study, discussion, and enjoyment of fantasy and mythic literature. The SWOSU Digital Commons is the official Digital Repository of the Mythopoeic Society http://www.mythsoc.org/ . SWOSU http://www.swosu.edu/ is a regional University with campuses in Weatherford and Sayre, Oklahoma.

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