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*Call for authors for a forthcoming book titled Library Publishing Toolkit*

Does your library publish books? Journals? Blogs?
Does your library offer support to writers and others to self-publish?
Does your library create multimedia or digital content?
*We want you to tell your story.*

Public and Academic libraries have long been the curators of information 
and are now adding content creation to their services. Because each type 
of library has unique users and content creators, and the process for 
creating and distributing the content has numerous new electronic 
publishing and print on demand services, libraries must find the
service strategies and resources that fit their needs.  Libraries are 
seeking advice on how to choose, implement, and support these new endeavors.

The forthcoming open access publication Library Publishing Toolkit will 
share a broad range of publishing strategies and projects from both 
academic and public libraries for libraries of various types to to get 
started or improve efficiency with publishing services.  It will provide 
snapshots of libraries' publishing and digital content creation 
projects, identify successful strategies and workflows, and provide 
general guides to available resources and platforms.

*Editorial Board: *
Allison Brown, SUNY Geneseo Library Publishing Services Researcher
Cyril Oberlander, SUNY Geneseo Library Director
Kate Pitcher, SUNY Geneseo Head of Technical Services and Collection 
Patricia Uttaro, Monroe County Library System Director

*Publisher*: IDS Project Press in collaboration with Rochester Regional 
Library Council, the Rochester Public Library, and Milne Library at SUNY 
*Expected Publication Date*: June 30 2013
We seek papers that detail a library publishing service or library 
publishing project's progression from early planning and strategy stages 
to implementation, techniques, and project completion.

*Desired topics include but are not limited to:*

  * Examples or case studies of specific publishing and digital content
    creation projects
  * Publishing service models
  * Strategies and workflows for publishing, self-publishing, electronic
    publishing and digital content creation
  * Experiences with publishing tools and platforms
  * Design of space dedicated to end-user publishing activities

Please submit a 300-500 word abstract or proposal to [log in to unmask]

*Proposals should include:*
Email Address
300-500 word abstract introducing your library and the publishing 
project you wish to write about.

Deadline for proposals is _*February 15th*_, and writers can expect to 
receive notification by February 22nd.
Selected papers of 2-5 pages due by April 22nd.

Proposals due: February 15th, 2013
Author notification: February 22nd, 2013
Papers due: April 22nd, 2013
Final Edits due: June 1st, 2013
Publication: June 30, 2013

Further information about ourselves and our project can be found at our 

Best wishes,
Allison, Cyril, Kate, Patty

Kate Pitcher
Head, Technical Services & Collection Development
Milne Library @ SUNY Geneseo
Ph: 585-245-5064
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