NISO’s (National Information Standards Organization) “The Implications of Self-Publishing”webinar took place yesterday (June 11, 2014) and featured the following speakers.
Product Manager for Identifiers, Bowker
Laura will cover the response of traditional publishers to the self-publishing phenomenon. She’ll also look into how libraries regard self-published books (including curation issues). Additionally she will examine the use of standards (metadata, identifiers) in the self-publishing sector, as well as looking at some of the trends that Bowker has been seeing over the years.
Editor and Publication Manager
Allison will focus on the projects The Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo is working on as examples of publishing endeavors academic libraries are undertaking, with case studies of library publishing as highlighted in the The Library Publishing Toolkit, a project funded partially by Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program funds which are administered and supported by the Rochester Regional Library Council. The toolkit is a united effort between Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo and the Monroe County Library System to identify trends in library publishing, seek out best practices to implement and support such programs, and share the best tools and resources.