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. 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 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
Cyril Oberlander, SUNY Geneseo Library
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
* 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
Submit a 300-500 word abstract or proposal to [log in to unmask] Proposals
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
Allison, Cyril, Kate, Patty,
Cyril Oberlander, Director, Milne Library
SUNY College at Geneseo
1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454
Email: <mailto:[log in to unmask]> [log in to unmask] - TEL: 585-245-5528
- FAX: 585-245-5769 - Skype: cyriloberlander