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Lessons Learned: Developing a Sustainable Publishing Program
Digital Commons+ Great Lakes User Group Annual Meeting
  • Sarah Beaubien, Grand Valley State University
Room 205, Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Start Date
31-7-2014 4:55 PM
End Date
31-7-2014 5:25 PM
As the scholarly communication landscape continues to evolve, demand for innovative publishing services and emerging models of dissemination is increasing. In response, more academic libraries are taking on the role of publisher, and are providing a variety of library-led publishing services. What are the risks and rewards in establishing a library publishing program? How can we work toward the development of sustainable publishing services that will serve our campuses well into the future, and that will adapt with changing scholarly practices? / / At Grand Valley State University, our journal and open access textbook publishing has grown significantly in the past two years to include 21 journals and 8+ open education materials. This presentation will highlight some of the lessons learned along the way, including staffing, collaboration, successes and failures. It will also provide strategies that any institution may use to develop sustainable publishing services. /
Citation Information
Sarah Beaubien. "Lessons Learned: Developing a Sustainable Publishing Program" (2014)
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