Using the Open Journal Systems (OJS) software that the Libraries acquired last year to support faculty publication of electronic journals, the Libraries recently began publishing UNCG Technical Reports, which is now available from the Libraries OJS Web site: Visit http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ojs/ or http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ojs/index.php/UNCGTechRpt/index.
In general, technical reports are documents produced by faculty that describe the process, progress, or results of technical or scientific research or the state of a technical or scientific research problem, says Stephen Dew (Jackson Library). Unlike other scientific literature, such as journals and conference proceedings, technical reports rarely undergo comprehensive independent peer review before publication. Reports are frequently posted on the web to fulfill requirements for funding agencies, research projects, or for other purposes. Prior the publication of UNCG Technical Reports, campus faculty were limited to posting technical reports on their personal web pages or archiving the reports as individual documents in NC DOCKS. UNCG Technical Reports now gives faculty the convenient option of permanently archiving their technical reports in one open-access venue with one URL, instead of having to deal with multiple links for their various reports and the problem of providing permanent and perpetual access.
Faculty members interested in publishing their technical reports in UNCG Technical Reports should contact Stephen Dew, Collections & Scholarly Resources coordinator, email@example.com