We are looking for experts and those who have learned on the job to write articles about their experiences with a library publishing program, service or project. These experiences could be a range of activities from working with authors on copy editing and copyright issues to digitization of archival materials or utilizing print on demand services. All of these activities comprise the new role libraries are filling–and we want to hear about it.
Specific areas of interest include:
- What programs and services are offered by libraries to writers?
- Does your library help users develop curated content to publishing in either in print or digital form?
- What strategies are being used to select items for digitization?
- Has your library identified unique print materials to be digitized and potentially sold?
- Has your library developed partnerships with other agencies to support digital publishing?
The compilation of these articles will become the Library Publishing Toolkit. This open access publication will share a broad range of publishing strategies and projects from both academic and public libraries. It will serve as an essential guide and set of workflows for libraries of various types to get started or improve efficiency with publishing services.
Submit a 300-500 word abstract or proposal to email@example.com. Proposals should include:
- Email Address
- 300-500 word abstract introducing your library and the publishing project you wish to write about.
The deadline for proposals has passed but we’d still like to hear from you! Fill out our survey to let us know what you and your library are working on!