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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... Read More →

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Maria Bonn

Associate Professor, MS/LIS and CAS Program Director, University of Illinois
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... Read More →
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Amy Brand

Director, The MIT Press
Amy Brand, PhD, is director of the MIT Press and co-founder of the MIT Knowledge Futures Group, which develops open knowledge infrastructure. She has played a seminal role in transformative scholarly communications initiatives such as ORCiD, CRediT, and Peer Review Transparency. Previously... Read More →
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Charles Watkinson

Associate University Librarian, University of Michigan
I'm AUL for Publishing at University of Michigan Library and Director of University of Michigan Press. I'm particularly interested in next-gen institutional repositories, the future of ebook collections and acquisitions, and how books can also get to participate in the networked digital... Read More →

Friday November 6, 2015 11:35am - 12:15pm EST
Salon 1, Gaillard Center