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ERIC Number: ED528653
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Publishing Support for Small Print-Based Publishers: Options for ARL Libraries
Ivins, October; Luther, Judy
Association of Research Libraries
This project was originally defined to explore the potential for ARL libraries to provide support to small, print-only publishers in order to ensure long-term digital access to their content. Research library publishing programs vary widely, from posting PDFs in an institutional repository to full-fledged publishing operations. During the life of this project from the summer of 2009 through its conclusion in the fall of 2010, it became apparent to the consultants that many libraries are funded to provide publication support only for titles originating on their own campuses. What emerged from the interviews with all the stakeholders (collection development librarians, journal originators, scholarly communications librarians, and university presses) is the potential greater value that increased communication and collaboration among these institutions could provide, and that the creation and sharing of tools could advance the development of different types of publishing support programs. With publishing going through an evolutionary process, there is a need for creativity. Supporting these developing programs could lead to a network of resources that could leverage opportunities within the academy. This report summarizes what the consultants learned during the project about options that research libraries have for providing publishing support to small, print-based publishers. Recommendations for ARL to consider are given, and supporting documents appear in the Appendices. Appended are: (1) Campus Outreach--Talking Points; (2) Publishing Options Landscape; and (3) Annotated Bibliography. (Contains 1 figure and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Research Libraries