Webcast Recorded on January 20, 2022
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