New Article: “Why Marriage Matters: A North American Perspective on Press/Library Partnerships”
The following article appears in a new, special issue of Learned Publishing titled, “The University Press Redux.”
All articles published in the special issue are open access.
Why Marriage Matters: A North American Perspective on Press/Library Partnerships
University of Michigan
Volume 29, Issue S1 (2016 )
- Around 30% of campus-based members of the Association of American University Presses now report to libraries, more than double the number 5 years ago.
- Beyond reporting relationships, physical collocation and joint strategic planning characterize the most integrated press/library partnerships.
- The main mutual advantages of deep press/library collaboration are economic efficiency, greater relevance to parent institutions, and an increased capacity to engage with the changing needs of authors in the digital age.
- There is emerging interest in collaboration at scale among libraries and presses that may extend the impact of press/library collaboration beyond single institutions.
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.