Monthly Archives: December 2013

Conference Announcement: Library Publishing Forum

Posted from Email announcement:

Date: March 5-6, 2014

Location: Kansas City, MO

Conference Website:


We are pleased to announce the inaugural Library Publishing Forum. This event will bring together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing. 


This event is hosted by the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), a 60-member organization that promotes the development of innovative, sustainable publishing services in academic and research libraries to support scholars as they create, advance, and disseminate knowledge. 


Keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions, and a peer-reviewed poster session will focus on aligning library publishing activities in the areas of Policies, Infrastructure, and Organizations. 


We encourage library publishers (and friends of library publishing) of all sizes and statures to attend, including both administrators and technical staff charged with this important scholarly communications function. The Library Publishing Forum will include representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works. You do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend this event.


The event will be keynoted by:


Peter Berkery, Association of American University Presses

John Unsworth, Brandeis University


Earlybird registration is open until January 31. Please visit for more information about participating in or sponsoring this conference. 


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Stage Five Book Publishing: A Guide for University Presses

I do recommend that you read this article – it covers a very interesting coverage of emerging models.

Stage Five Book Publishing: A Guide for University Presses

Posted on “The Scholarly Kitchen”  – “The five stages of book publishing outlined here describe the arc as publishers move from the traditional model (where print books were sold mostly in bookstores and to libraries) through a range of developments using online media, culminating in new forms of subscription marketing” Continue reading »


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Open access monographs – too costly

A very insightful blog about a researchers experience delving into the cost details of a Digital Humanities series she was approached to be editor for.

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University of Queensland Press

Hear a very interesting interview with Peter Hoj, Vice Chancellor of the University of Queensland, by Matthew Macklin broadcast on ABC radio on 26 November 2013. Click here for the audio:

The ABC notes that University of Queensland Press has published some of Australia’s best writers and story tellers…Arts Queensland had defunded the University of Queensland Press – UQP, until the Arts Minister Ian Walker returned from holidays found out and restored their funding.


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First Wellcome Trust open access monograph


The Trust has funded its first open access monograph, helping medical humanities reach wider audiences. For more information see here.



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