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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
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
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.
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 Geneseo
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:
Please submit a 300-500 word abstract or proposal to [log in to unmask].
- 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
Proposals should include:
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 website, http://publishingtoolkit.org
Allison, Cyril, Kate, Patty
Head, Technical Services & Collection Development
Milne Library @ SUNY Geneseo
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