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Libraries, Presses, and Publishing, SPEC Kit 357, Published by ARL

spec-kit-357-coverThe Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released Libraries, Presses, and Publishing, SPEC Kit 357, an exploration of ARL member library publishing activity.

This SPEC Kit gathers information on the breadth of practice taking place at the intersection of research libraries, presses, and publishing, and on the blurring of boundaries as libraries engage in publishing and press activities in new ways. The study explores which activities are associated with library publishing, the level of library/publishing/press integration and collaboration with or creation of formal publishing/press operations, and the organizational structuring of these activities and programs.

SPEC Kit 357 includes examples of publishing service options, press staffing, publishing information for authors and editors, and publication lists.

Publication Details

SPEC Kit 357, Libraries, Presses, and Publishing

Laurie N. Taylor, Brian W. Keith, Chelsea Dinsmore, and Meredith Morris-Babb

November 2017 • 178 pp.

Online Edition

SPEC Kits on the ARL Digital Publications platform are open access and freely available to all readers.

Read/download SPEC Kit 357.

ISBN 1-59407-984-6

Print Edition

Print copies of SPEC Kit 357 are available for purchase.

ISBN 1-59407-983-8 • $40 ARL members/$50 all others

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2017 print subscription, four issues (354–357), shipping included (additional postage may apply outside North America) • ISSN 0160-3582 • $225 ARL members/$300 all others.

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About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 123 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

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