May 23, 2022

Presentation Slides: NISO Webinar Looks at “The Implications of Self-Publishing”

NISO’s (National Information Standards Organization) “The Implications of Self-Publishing”webinar took place yesterday (June 11, 2014) and featured the following speakers.

Laura Dawson
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.

Mark Coker
CEO, Smashwords

Alison Browne
Editor and Publication Manager
Milne Library
SUNY Geneseo

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.

Additional Resources

NY3RS Releases Library Publishing Toolkit (August 20, 2013)

Smashwords Adds Daily Sales Reporting for iBooks, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and OverDrive

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( 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, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.