May 24, 2022

Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Publishes “Libraries, Presses, and Publishing” (SPEC Kit 357)

From ARL:

2017-11-06_12-47-39[Libraries, Presses, and Publishing (SPEC Kit 357)] gathers information on the breadth of practice taking place at the intersection of research libraries, presses, and publishing, and on the blurring of boundaries as libraries engage in publishing and press activities in new ways.

The study explores which activities are associated with library publishing, the level of library/publishing/press integration and collaboration with or creation of formal publishing/press operations, and the organizational structuring of these activities and programs.

SPEC Kit 357 includes examples of publishing service options, press staffing, publishing information for authors and editors, and publication lists.

Libraries, Presses, and Publishing (SPEC Kit 357) was written by:

  • Laurie N. Taylor, University of Florida
  • Brian W. Keith, University of Florida
  • Chelsea Dinsmore, University of Florida
  • Meredith Morris-Babb, University Press of Florida

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