ATLA Press Utilizing Editoria to Develop Internationally Authored Handbooks for Librarians – Editoria

The ATLA Press, the open access publishing program of the American Theological Library Association, publishes open access works on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries. We seek to provide resources that guide and support innovative library services and enhance professional development. Through the Public Knowledge Project’s (PKP) platforms Open Journal Systems we publish journals edited by members of ATLA and host the journals of partner organizations. We also utilize PKP’s Open Monograph Press (OMP)  to host our growing catalog of open access books.

The open monograph program grew and further defined itself in 2018. A full editorial board comprised of ATLA members was appointed, policies and workflows were defined, and the output of the program was organized to better articulate the means by which our books come to be published on our site (http://books.atla.com). With this growth and definition, the editorial board and I identified that we needed to find ways to more efficiently edit completed manuscripts and bring those manuscripts into final published formats. Our current editorial workflow requires reliance upon the track changes functionality of Microsoft Word and keeping track of manuscript versions during the editing process. Once the manuscript is in final form, ATLA contracts with third party designers to produce PDF and EPUB files in Adobe InDesign, a process that can be timely and costly. A demo of Editoria at the 2018 Library Publishing Forum offered an opportunity to address these two needs of our open monograph program….”

New advances in open source infrastructure support: accelerated book digitization with Editoria

Abstract:  How can open source infrastructure support a modernized, accelerated book production workflow? The California Digital Library, the University of California Press and the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation collaborated to design a new platform – Editoria – to do exactly this, following a new user-driven design method to result in a simple, people-centric interface. This case study details the main problem facing publishers who are restrained by outdated, print-oriented production platforms, the ‘reimagining’ exercise and the iterative design process that has resulted in new technology which can be adopted, adapted and integrated by publishers.