LIBER Quarterly, our Open Access journal, is currently undergoing a modern facelift.
Our publisher Uopen (formerly called Igitur) is, with the help of Ubiquity Press, switching to an updated version of the OJS software. This will add a new look to their journals’ websites and new services. The new services will include:
- Article level metrics, continuously monitoring the number of views and downloads of the papers.
- Discussions, i.e. the possibility to attach to an article a set of ‘reader comments’.
- The possibility to download an XML-version of the papers.
- Replacing the URN’s of the papers with a DOI-number (from CrossRef).
We leave it to our readers to judge the new look of the web pages. A novelty is that all issues will now also get a (digital) cover page with a picture. Instead of having the same picture on all issues, we suggest to use a different one for each issue. The first one in the new style will have a photo of the reading room of the Central Library of KU Leuven (Belgium). LIBER member libraries are invited to send us a picture of their building, to be used for later issues.
We hope these changes will make LIBER Quarterly even more interesting, not only for its readers but also for potential authors. LIBER is proud to offer the European library community a high-quality journal in Open Access, and free of article processing charges.
In the meantime, we ask for your patience. Regular users who try to log into LIBER Quarterly may receive an error message. We expect that it will be possible to log in again from 18 December.