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IFLA Special Interest Group (SIG) on Library Publishing
2019 Midterm Meeting

Thursday February 28th – Friday March 1st 2019
Dublin Business School, Dublin, Ireland

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Library publishing (including new-model university presses housed in libraries) is in its infancy in many countries around the world. The IFLA SIG aims to bring together experienced practitioners and would-be publishers to share information and advance this exciting field of endeavor. New and emerging library publishers will gain insight into the experiences and practices of established presses, and all attendees will learn from new and innovative approaches. The presentations from both sides and the ensuing discussions will advance the excellence and sustainability of library publishing ventures

The aim of the event is to bring together a broad spectrum of publishing programs, to exchange knowledge, and to foster networks and mentoring relationships among library publishers at all stages, also highlighting the important role that the Library Publishing Coalition plays in this regard.

The SIG meeting also invites participation by library schools and others engaged in efforts to educate the next generation of library publishers.

IFLA Library Publishing Mid-Term Meeting (Dublin 2019)



Programme  - Day1




Welcome [Video]

Ann Okerson on behalf of IFLA
Dr Philip Cohen, President of the Library Association of Ireland


Approaches (Chair: Melanie Schlosser)


Libraries as Publishing Partners: Promoting best practices in open access journals
Suzanne Cady Stapleton


Small is Big and Slow is Fast: Stockholm University Press as a Case Study
Christina Lenz

  White Rose University Press: a case study
Tom Grady

Quality Communication: Is there a best practice for all library publishing programs?
(Roundtable Discussion)
Ally Laird




Education and Mentoring (Chair: Lars Egeland)


The Library Publishing Curriculum
(Lightning Talk)
Melanie Schlosser


The Digital  Publishing Workshop @ Columbia University Libraries
Michelle Wilson


Open Education, Open Access, and Open Source: Information literacy Instruction through course-based publishing
(Lightning Talk)
Kevin Stranack


The Bookshelf  Publishing Unit – MOOCs and Digital Textbooks – at OsloMet University
Helge Høivik




Business Models and Sustainability (Chair: Jane Buggle)


Publishing Open Digital Journals: The Use of Open Journal Systems (OJS) at OsloMet University Library
Trude Eikebrokk


Take the Power Back: sustainable business models for new university presses
Alex Kouker
Dmitri Zaitsev
Jack Hyland


CrossRef: I know the ‘why’ of DOIs, what about the rest?

(Lightning Talk)
Rachel Lammey





Impacting Communities (Chair: Marie O’Neill)


Open Access Publishing of a Unique and Distinctive Collection: The Maynooth University Death-Row Correspondence of Ken Saro-Wiwa
Helen Fallon


Publishing the ITT Short Story Collection without a Budget!
(Lightning Talk)
Gerard Connolly
Niamh Walker-Headon

  Amplifying the Voices of the Marginalised
(Lightning Talk)
Jane Buggle


Day 1 Closing Remarks [Video] (Ann Okerson)




Programme Day2


Global Collaborations (Chair: Ann Okerson)


AEUP – Connecting University Presses in Europe
(Lightning Talk)
Isabella Meinecke


Publishing in the Hands of Librarians: Two Perspectives
Promita Chatterji
Aajay Murphy


PUBLISSO: an all-in-one publishing platform
(Lightning Talk)
Ursula Arning

  The Desire for Global Engagement in Independent Library-Published Journals
(Lightning Talk)
Christopher Hollister




Panel Discussion inviting Audience Participation (Chair: Marie O'Neill)

Ann Okerson, Lars Egeland, Melanie Schlosser, Niamh Brennan,Philip Cohen,Elisabeth Stadler, Graham Stone

1. Preparing current and future librarians to work in library publishing roles. Are we doing enough?
2. The identity of librarians working in publishing roles  Is there a clearly articulated and communicated identity?
3  Library publishing programs: commercial or open access? Or hybrid? To what extent are library publishing programs advancing the open access/ open science movement?
4 . What are the key barriers as well as enablers to advancing the library publishing culture? 
5. What are the general key themes and proritories emerging in library publishing? 
6. Concluding general discussion. Attendees are invited to pose questions to the panel on topics of their choice pertaining to library publishing. 


Agenda for SIG and wrap-up (Jim O’Donnell)