The following full text article was recently published in Vol 17, Issue 2 of The Journal of Electronic Publishing.
Library Publishing Coalition
Associate Dean for Research and Informatics at Virginia Tech Libraries and Director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship.
Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech
The Journal of Electronic Publishing
Education and Training for 21st Century Publishers
Vol 17, Issue 2
From the Introduction of the Article
This essay provides a brief history of publisher training and uses this context to think about how and where library publishers may engage in capacity building to inform and train this growing publishing subfield. Throughout the essay, we integrate findings from a series of interviews conducted by the authors with 11 industry leaders from several publishing sectors, including university presses, library publishers, and commercial publishers (see Appendix A). We conclude with recommendations for pathways forward, focusing on seven key areas in which library publishers need additional training opportunities. This essay focuses primarily on North American activities.
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