New Article: “Library (Publishing) School: Training and Competencies for the New Publishing Professional”
The following article appears in the new issue (Volume 17, Issue 2) of The Journal of Electronic Publishing.
The Journal of Electronic Publishing
Vol 17, Issue 2
Many universities today now have a library where staff are exploring the frontiers of open access publishing and digital services. Librarians and other staff employed at these libraries have a diverse range of skills that work in harmony to bring digital content to their users, skills that could be harnessed to focus on scholarly publishing. Accordingly, schools of library science and information, which offer education in both academic and public service, could be one potential place for those aspiring to publishing to receive an education. In this article, I attempt to identify some of the tensions between theory and practice that currently underscore the murkiness in choosing the best location for publishing education and training. Library or information school, and the breadth of both traditional and nontraditional skills it has to offer, is a substantial, long-term alternative to rushed weekend publishing intensives and pricey seminars.
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Note: The Journal of Electronic Publishing now features article annotation powered by Hypothes.is. Learn more about this new feature in this introduction by Maria Bonn and Jonathan McGlone.
See Also: New Article: “Library-as-Publisher: Capacity Building for the Library Publishing Subfield”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.