Developers at University of Michigan began a major code refactoring of the Norm module, which will include moving much of the functionality into XSLT.
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University of Michigan staff made changes to HathiTrust indexing mechanisms to support JATS XML and prepared a poster on mPach to present at the Library Publishing Forum 2014.
University of Michigan staff continued to develop strategies for processing bibliographic metadata for mPach articles, and to scope services to be offered by Michigan Publishing using the mPach platform. See http://www.hathitrust.org/mpach for more information.
University of Michigan staff began scoping services to be offered by Michigan Publishing using the mPach platform, and considering arrangements that will need to be made to support use by HathiTrust member institutions or other organizations.
While open access literature is free to users and is generally less expensive than traditional publishing methods, it isn't always free of charge to authors, who pay article publication fees, commonly called "page charges."
Staff at the University of Michigan defined the preservation levels to be associated with content submitted through mPach. Integrated and supplemental materials that meet existing HathiTrust specifications will be preserved at the bit level with format migration.