Libraries have always been at the intersection of research, publishing, career advancement and technical advancement within the academy. As we see from the recent CLIR report The Once and Future Publishing Library, many have turned towards advancing new models and platforms for knowledge dissemination either in conjunction with or in addition to their local university presses. Collaborations with libraries are allowing the university press to survive and thrive in new ways, though these collaborations are often in parallel with, but separate from innovations in publishing initiated from outside of libraries and traditional publishing circles. This session will look at current and emerging platforms for scholarly publishing that are opening new doors for scholars in terms of making their content openly accessible and usable to all. The session will also explore ways that libraries can draw connections between researchers and content producers to facilitate and accelerate the use of alternate modes of scholarly publishing as part of their everyday workflows.
Founding Editor RIO Journal
Data Curation Editor, Scientific Data , Nature Publishing Group
Head of library and scholarly futures, Jisc
Editor Journal of Electronic Publishing, Sr Lecturer University of Illinois