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When everything is a Priority: Setting and supporting achievable library publishing goals

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Webcast Recorded on January 20, 2022

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Session Description:

If you had to sum up the experience of running a library publishing program in a six-word story, it would probably go something like this: “Library publishing initiatives expand — team doesn’t.” For most library publishers, there is no shortage of possible projects to take on — from journal launches to metadata enrichment efforts. But trying to figure out how to start new initiatives while maintaining existing ones with limited resources is often a recurring theme.

This presentation will bring together a series of case studies from the perspectives of library publishers and a technology vendor on their experiences helping launch publishing programs/journals and professionalize existing titles focused on lessons learned. Attendees will walk away from the webinar with a deeper understanding of how library publishers can:

  • Set achievable goals at each stage of development — whether just starting out or working to scale an existing publishing program
  • Establish clear criteria to know when to say yes (and no) to proposed publishing projects
  • Work with vendors to outsource publishing areas they can’t feasibly handle in house
  • Embrace publishing experimentation while also adhering to industry standards

There will be 15 minutes for live audience Q&A following the presentations.


  • Franny Gaede, Director of Digital Scholarship Services at the University of Oregon Libraries
  • Emma Molls, Publishing Services Librarian at University of Minnesota Libraries
  • Fiona Morley, Head of Digital Programmes and Information System at Maynooth University Library
  • Brian Cody, Co-Founder and CEO of Scholastica


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