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Friday, November 6 • 11:35am - 12:15pm
The Once and Future Publishing Library

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The recently published The Once and Future Publishing Library (Okerson & Holzman 2015)* tracks the development of library publishing from the 1990s to the present. With the formation and continuing growth of the Library Publishing Coalition, now open to international as well as North American membership, plus the unification--at minimum through reporting lines--of about twenty percent of American university presses with their institution’s library, it seems a good time to evaluate where we are and, perhaps more importantly, where library publishing might be going. Using the report as a starting point, panelists will consider such questions as the large and small goals of library publishing initiatives, the types of materials libraries are best at and perhaps not as good at publishing, creating sustainable business models, peer review, disseminating and marketing library materials, and curation. Panelists will include librarians active in publishing activities, university and/or commercial publishers, and disseminators of scholarly content (eg., Project Muse, JStor, EBSCO). Perhaps a practicing scholar as well to comment on what a scholar would expect a library publisher to provide among its services. The tentative format would be for the session chair to pose questions for each of the panelists to address.

*--to be published by CLIR summer 2015

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Alex Holzman

Scholarly Communications Consultant, Alex Publishing Solutions
Alex Holzman retired as Temple University Press director in 2014 and now heads Alex Publishing Solutions, a scholarly communications consultant.  He has, during a forty-year career, been involved in scholarship as press director, editor, electronic publishing coordinator, author, speaker, and salesperson at Temple, Cambridge University Press, Ohio State University Press, and Charles Scribners Sons. Alex served as president of the Association... Read More →

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Maria Bonn

Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Maria Bonn is a senior lecturer at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as asenior lecturer. She teaches courses on the role of libraries in scholarly communication and publishing. Prior to her teaching appointment, Bonn served as the associate university librarian for publishing at the University of Michigan Library, with responsibility for publishing and scholarly... Read More →
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Amy Brand

Director, MIT Press
Amy Brand was named Director of the MIT Press in July 2015. Previously, she served as VP Academic and Research Relations and VP North America at Digital Science. From 2008 to 2013, Brand worked at Harvard University, first as Program Manager of the Office for Scholarly Communication and then as Assistant Provost for Faculty Appointments and Information. Before moving to Harvard, she held long-term positions as an Executive Editor at the MIT Press... Read More →
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Charles Watkinson

Director, Press; Associate University Librarian, University of Michigan
Charles Watkinson is Associate University Librarian for Publishing at University of Michigan Libraries and Director of University of Michigan Press. Prior to moving to Michigan in 2014, Charles was Director of Purdue University Press and Head of Scholarly Publishing Services in Purdue Libraries for five years, and Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens for five years. He started in the book business working for Oxbow... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 11:35am - 12:15pm
Salon 1, Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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