January 27, 2022

New Article: “Library-as-Publisher: Capacity Building for the Library Publishing Subfield”

The following full text article was recently published in Vol 17, Issue 2 of The Journal of Electronic Publishing.


Library-as-Publisher: Capacity Building for the Library Publishing Subfield


Katherine Skinner
Educopia Institute

Sarah Lippincott
Library Publishing Coalition 

Julie Speer
Associate Dean for Research and Informatics at Virginia Tech Libraries and Director of Virginia Tech’s Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. 

Tyler Walters
Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech


The Journal of Electronic Publishing
Education and Training for 21st Century Publishers
Vol 17, Issue 2
Spring 2014

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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About Gary Price

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.