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IFLA 2016 Satellite Meeting Proceedings
Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community
Volume 20, No. 2Summer 2017
Understanding the Vision
This session focused on patterns internationally in the growth of library publishing, with speakers asked to reflect on broader patterns in their regions as well as presenting illustrative case studies. The focus was on understanding common themes and motivations behind why libraries are becoming more and more engaged with publishing, exploring these issues through a uniquely diverse global lens appropriate to an IFLA satellite meeting.
Reggie Raju and Jeremiah Pietersen
Implementing the Vision
This session illustrated the range of different types of libraries in which publishing activities are flourishing, and the different institutional contexts that library publishers are working in. Given their different origins, can we talk about these library publishers as representing a coherent group? Or are their ambitions and programs shaped by entirely local considerations?
Emily Tipps and Crane Giamo
Heather Todd and Elena Danilova
Sustaining the Vision
As library publishing matures, issues around how to financially sustain and expand programs are coming to the fore. As well as exploring new business opportunities on their own campuses, libraries are collaborating to build larger cooperative organizations to better serve the needs of scholars and students across institutions.
Marianne A. Reed and Brian L. Rosenblum
Volume 20, No. 12017
Kathryn M. ConradMay 2017
By supporting self-publishing initiatives in their communities, public libraries can promote standards of quality in self-publishing.
Boas J. Yu and Mary E. WombwellMay 2017
An assessment of the likelihood of classroom e-book adoption by faculty and learners.
Jonathan HarwellMay 2017
A study to illuminate the differentials in book pricing by format, which can appear arbitrary and unpredictable.
Peer reviewing: a private affair between the individual researcher and the publishing houses, or a responsibility of the university?
Leif Longva, Eirik Reierth, Lars Moksness, and Bård SmedsrødMay 2017
An argument for improving the quality of published research by making peer review a priority for universities.
Counting research ⇒ directing research. The hazard of using simple metrics to evaluate scientific contributions. An EU experience.
Kai A. Olsen and Alessio MaliziaMay 2017
Careful considerations on how we measure and prove the value of research.
Reassembling Scholarly Communications: An Evaluation of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Monograph Initiative
John W. Maxwell, Alessandra Bordini, Katie ShamashApril 2017
A review of thirteen projects in the monograph ecosystem funded by the Mellon Foundation.
Maria BonnApril 2017
A note from our editor as JEP transitions to a rolling issue format.