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Library Support for Faculty/Researcher Publishing, SPEC Kit 343, Published by ARL

spec-kit-343-coverLibrary Support for Faculty/Researcher PublishingARL has released Library Support for Faculty/Researcher Publishing, SPEC Kit 343, which explores ARL member libraries’ activities related to support of faculty and researcher publishing of scholarly works. The publication investigates the level and variety of services ARL libraries are providing to support, facilitate, and participate in the publishing activities of the faculty and researchers they serve, whether through the re-framing of existing traditional library services or the development of new services.

 
 

SPEC Kit 343: Library Support for Faculty?Researcher Publishing (October 2014)

By actively participating in the research and writing process, librarians can use their subject expertise to develop new roles for themselves and devise new modes of contributing to the scholarly communication cycle. This SPEC Kit explores ARL member libraries’ activities related to support of faculty and researcher publishing of scholarly works. It investigates the level and variety of services ARL libraries are providing to support, facilitate, and participate in the publishing activities of the faculty and researchers they serve, whether through the re-framing of existing traditional library services or the development of new services.

This SPEC Kit includes examples of publishing services offered by libraries, events that showcase faculty research and promote authors, author’s rights information, library support for repository deposits and public access policy compliance, author addenda, open access policies, and job descriptions.

Download the spec-kit-purchase-options-2014.pdf for complete pricing and purchase options information.

Link to the online SPEC Kit 343 on the ARL Digital Publications website.

 
 

Press-Library Collaborations Explored in AAUP Report

split screen of young woman with laptop and young man with laptop facing each otherimage © Mitchell Joyce and Kristin MansonThe Association of American University Presses (AAUP) surveyed its members and ARL libraries in 2012 to identify elements of successful collaborations. The survey included questions on operational and financial structures and resulted in descriptions of the variety of existing relationships between presses and libraries. Follow-up interviews with some respondents were conducted in 2013. Today, January 14, 2014, AAUP released a report, Press and Library Collaboration Survey, that includes a number of broad conclusions and recommendations for successful collaboration. For an overview and to read the full report, see the AAUP news release, “Successful Press-Library Collaborations Rely on Complementary Skills, Resources, and Missions.”

 
 

Library Publishing Coalition to Host Inaugural Library Publishing Forum

Library Publishing Coalition logoThe Library Publishing Forum aims to bring together representatives of libraries engaged in or considering publishing activities. The first forum will be hosted by the Library Publishing Coalition in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 5–6, 2014. Registration is now open and a call for posters has been announced. Early-bird registration ends January 31, 2014. Poster proposals are due January 24, 2014.

 
 

Publishing Support for Small Print-Based Publishers: Options for ARL Libraries

This report summarizes the results of a project to investigate options that research libraries have for providing publishing support to small, print-based publishers.

pdf pub-support_7mar11.pdf

 
 

Partnering to Publish 2010: Building a Scholarly Publishing Infrastructure at the University of Michigan: Challenges, Opportunities and First Moves

This presentation reports on the University of Michigan's early experiences with formally creating a Publishing Division and illustrates them with discussion of projects that implement new approaches to management and production. Presented at the SSP/ARL "Partnering to Publish" Seminar, November 2010.

pdf partnering-to-publish-bonn-nov2010.pdf

 
 

Partnering to Publish 2010: The Benefits of Collaborative Marketing at Purdue University Libraries / Press

After presenting an organizational context in which Purdue University Press is embedded in the Libraries, the speaker explores the concept of "a continuum of scholarly communication needs" at Purdue University, and shows how the Press and Digital Collections Librarian are collaborating to try and provide services to fill these. He then focuses on marketing as a key area of collaboration. Presented at the SSP/ARL "Partnering to Publish" Seminar, November 2010.

pdf partnering-to-publish-watkinson-nov2010.pdf

 
 

Partnering to Publish 2010: Recapturing the Essence of the Past: Integrating the University Press into the Library at Utah State University

Describes the Utah State University Libraries' experiment to publish USU faculty authors in all fields and disciplines as Open Access electronic books that will once again place the Press, now integrated into the Library, at the center of the university. Presented at the SSP/ARL "Partnering to Publish" Seminar, November 2010.

pdf partnering-to-publish-clement-nov2010.pdf

 
 

Partnering to Publish 2010: Research Libraries Support for Small Publishers

Reports on a project to explore the potential for ARL libraries to provide support to print-only publishers to ensure long-term digital access to their content. Presented at the SSP/ARL "Partnering to Publish" Seminar, November 2010.

pdf partnering-to-publish-blixrud-nov2010.pdf

 
     

Research Library Publishing Services: New Options for University Publishing

To foster a deeper understanding of an emerging research library role as publishing service provider, in late 2007 the Association of Research Libraries surveyed its membership to gather data on the publishing services they were providing. Following the survey, publishing program managers at ten institutions participated in semi-structured interviews to delve more deeply into several aspects of service development: the sources and motivations for service launch, the range of publishing services, and relationships with partners.

pdf research-library-publishing-services-mar08.pdf

 
     
 
 

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