Library Publishing Services Workshops: Application Invitation
In September 2010, IMLS awarded a collaborative planning grant to investigate “Library-based Publishing Programs: Strategies for Success” to Purdue University, Georgia Tech, and University of Utah Libraries. Additional information about the award and project scope is available at: http://www.arl.org/sparc/partnering/library-publishing-services-project.shtml
The research involves various activities, including a web survey, literature review, and three case studies of sustainable publishing models for journals, conference proceedings, and “book-like publications” to be conducted by Dr. Raym Crow. Results will be shared through the SPARC Campus-based Publishing Partnering site ( http://www.arl.org/sparc/partnering/ ) and through three invitation-only workshops in May 2011. The aim of the workshops is to solicit the advice and opinions of a sample of library publishers from a range of different types of institution from the US and Canada.
Representatives of library-based publishing programs already in existence or still being explored are warmly invited to indicate their interest in attending a workshop. To do so, please complete the application form online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/libpubapp
The application form will be open through November and early December.
Please feel free to contact Mark Newton ( newton 'at' purdue.edu ), Assistant Professor, Purdue University Libraries with any questions.
This research is funded by IMLS with the support of Berkeley Electronic Press, Microsoft Research, SPARC, and the three collaborating institutions.