ITAL Editorial Board – December 2019 Report

The group met 2-3 times this quarter.

Recent Activities

First Activity
Published the December issue of the journal
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Education and Professional Development, Member Engagement

Second Activity
Drafted and nearly finalized a policy to make it clear that article authors may put a copy of their article in a local repository or elsewhere (they maintain copyright, so this is fully in their rights), but requesting that a note be added to such copies asking that the ITAL version be the one cited.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Organizational Stability and Sustainability

Third Activity
Worked with Jenny Levine and HathiTrust to change status of back issues of ITAL to open access in HathiTrust to enable reading of full text of articles there. Previously, digitized issues of ITAL were "search only", not available for reading.
Meets LITA’s strategic goals for Member Engagement, Organizational Stability and Sustainability

What will your group be working on for the next three months?
Finalizing the policy, working on the March issue, and minor updates to the template used to generate the PDFs for publication.

Additional comments or concerns:
I'm beginning to think about the post-Core plans and processes for ITAL, especially migrating the journal to the TDL platform used by Library Leadership & Management. I noticed that Library Leadership & Management runs version 2.X of the software, while ITAL is on version 3.X. I suspect a downgrade would be a challenge, as the recent upgrade from OJS 2 to 3 conducted by Boston College was not a straightforward one.

Submitted by Ken Varnum on 12/20/2019