January 24, 2022

Just Released: Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success: Final Research Report (March 2012)


Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success: Final Research Report (March 2012)


James L. Mullins, Purdue University
Catherine Murray-Rust, Georgia Institute of Technology – Main Campus
Joyce L. Ogburn, University of Utah
Raym Crow, Chain Bridge Group
October Ivins, Ivins e-Content Solutions
Allyson Mower, University of Utah
Daureen Nesdill, University of Utah
Mark Newton, Columbia University
Julie Speer, Virginia Institute of Technology
Charles Watkinson, Purdue University


Purdue University Library


This report briefly presents the findings and recommendations of the “Library Publishing Services: Strategies for Success” project which investigated the extent to which publishing has now become a core activity of North American academic libraries and suggested ways in which further capacity could be built. The research described (consisting of a survey, some case studies, three workshops, and a set of further reading recommendations) was mainly conducted between October 1, 2010, and September 30, 2011. It was supported by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Libraries Studies, made to Purdue University Libraries in collaboration with the Libraries of the Georgia Institute of Technology and the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

Related resources to this document are the preliminary report of November 2011 which contains appendices that describe the research activities in general and an HTML version hosted on Comment Press that allows community comments to be posted.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.