Midterm Meeting Proceedings & Presentations (Dublin 2019)
The IFLA Special Interest Group (SIG) on Library Publishing held its 2019 Midterm Meeting at the Dublin Business School in Dublin, Ireland from February 28th - March 1st 2019.
Download the full Conference Proceedings: [English – PDF]
The first three presentations and discussion focused on case studies of library-based publishing enterprises (University of Florida [Stapleton], Stockholm University Press [Lenz], and Pennsylvania State University [Laird].
Libraries as publishing partners: Promoting best practices in open access journals
Stapleton, Suzanne Cady (University of Florida)
Small is big and slow is fast: Stockholm University Press as a case study|
Lenz, Christina (Stockholm University Press)
Grady, Tom (White Rose University Press)
Quality communication: Is there a best practice for all library publishing programs?
Laird, Ally (Penn State University)
2. Education and Mentoring
The second session moved to connections between library-based publishing and education/training, both for the publishing activity itself and for the links between library publishing and the preparation and presentation of learning materials for students generally.
The Library Publishing Curriculum
Schlosser, Melanie (Library Publishing Coalition)
The Digital Publishing Workshop @ Columbia University Libraries
Wilson, Michelle (Columbia University)
Open Education, Open Access, and Open Source: Information literacy Instruction through course-based publishing
Stranack, Kevin (Simon Fraser University Library)
The Bookshelf Publishing Unit – MOOCs and digital textbooks – at OsloMet University
Høivik, Helge (OsloMet University)
3. Business Models and Sustainability
Two presentations concentrated on the business mechanics of library publishing, including the continuing activity of OsloMet University Library [Eikebrokk] and a nascent Irish coalition [Hyland and Kouker]
Publishing open digital journals: The use of Open Journal Systems (OJS) at OsloMet University Library
Eikebrokk, Trude (OsloMet University) Eikebrokk
Take the Power Back: sustainable business models for new university presses
Hyland, Jack; Kouker, Alexander; Zaitsev, Dmitri (IFLA SIG on Library Publishing)
A single presentation reviewing some of the “nuts and bolts” on which best practices can rest:
I know the ‘why’ of DOIs, what about the rest?
Lammey, Rachael (CrossRef)
5. Impacting Communities
Three vivid presentations described ways in which library publishing can perform a service with high community impact for a smaller-scale undertaking, including examples from Nigerian politics [Fallon], Irish community-building [Connolly/Walker-Headon] and the changing status of the ‘travelers’ in Irish society [Buggle]
Open Access publishing of a unique and distinctive collection: The Maynooth University Death-Row Correspondence of Ken Saro-Wiwa
Fallon, Helen (Maynooth University)
Publishing the ITT Short Story Collection without a budget!
Connolly, Gerard; Walker-Headon, Niamh (Technological University Dublin)Connolly/Walker-Headon
Amplifying the voices of the marginalised
Buggle, Jane (Dublin Business School)
6. Global Collaborations
The final substantive presentations addressed a variety of ways in which partnership and connections can facilitate local activity, from consortial activity [Meinecke] to links among libraries [Murphy/Chatterji], standardized-technology [Arning], and work deliberately reaching for global scale [Hollister].
AEUP – Connecting university presses in Europe
Meinecke, Isabella (Hamburg University Press)
- Publishing in the hands of librarians — two presentations:
PUBLISSO: an all-in-one publishing platform
Arning, Ursula (ZB MED.)
The desire for global engagement in independent library-published journals
Hollister, Christopher (University at Buffalo)
7. Panel Discussion
The meetings concluded with a broad discussion with Marie O'Neill (chair), Okerson, Cohen, Egeland, Schlosser, Brennan, and Stadler, followed by a brief focused wrap-up.
The IFLA Special Interest Group will meet again at the World Library and Information Congress in Athens (August 2019) and to continue as a force for communication, organization, and advocacy.
Wrap-Up: Professor James O'Donnell, Arizona State University
Last update: 28 April 2021