Institutional Publishing Technical Living Handbook

What is the Institutional Publishing Technical Living Handbook?

The Living Handbook will document and present the results of the CRAFT-OA project in an ongoing and sustainable manner. Complementary to DIAMAS, this handbook focuses on the technical aspects of institutional publishing. “Living” means the handbook will be regularly updated through continuous editing, known as dynamic documentation. With the Living Handbook, CRAFT-OA aims to connect with communities of practice. The handbook plays a crucial role in disseminating project results and providing long-term support for institutional publishing. The design of the Living Handbook is based on considerations of its target groups, content, and goals. This is evident in the choice of the software solution, which takes into account factors like workflows, sustainability, and multilingualism. The Living Handbook reflects the project’s commitment to staying current, fostering collaboration, and delivering lasting value to the field of institutional publishing.

What does the Institutional Publishing Technical Living Handbook achieve?

The objective of the Living Handbook is to create a comprehensive and dynamic reference in the field of Diamond Open Access. The objective is to disseminate the results, findings and tools developed as part of CRAFT-OA. Accessibility should go beyond dissemination and emphasise sustainable availability for the benefit of the scientific community. In addition, the handbook aims to promote knowledge sharing and community engagement, with a focus on Diamond Open Access. By providing a platform, the handbook is intended to create a space where findings, experiences and expertise can be shared and contribute to the collective understanding and advancement of Diamond Open Access practices.
In line with these objectives, the Living Handbook will be a support tool for institutional publishing. It is intended to serve as a guide for those involved and provide them with the necessary resources for the implementation of Diamond Open Access models.