• Friday Video: Library As Publisher

    by  • April 25, 2014 • ebooks, Libraries • 0 Comments

    Library as Publisher

    What do you think about when you think about Library as Publisher? Ready to jump right in? Are you eager to jump in but wondering where to start? Or perhaps you are asking yourself just what the heck this idea of “Library as Publisher” actually means!

    Now is your opportunity to learn the answers to those questions and more by participating in a series of five monthly online “Brown Bag” discussions, each on a different facet of the notion of “Library as Publisher”. These one hour online discussions will feature case studies meant to educate and inspire. Participants will have the chance to ask questions of those libraries that have already entered the realm of publishing with services such as open textbooks, local author fairs, publishing assistance, digital commons, income generating websites, and more, and they will be encouraged to share their own ideas and stories as well.

    Ultimately, the goal of these Brown Bag discussions is to encourage libraries and archives to test the waters as “publishers”. To this end, the NY 3Rs Association, Inc. will offer a “Library as Publisher Innovation/Incubator Grant” open to all libraries in New York. Keep watching your inboxes for more information.

    The series is sponsored by the NY 3Rs Association – I2NY Work Group on Library as Publisher. Read more on the I2NY project.

    The videos are not embedded-able so head on over to http://www.ny3rs.org/i2ny/publisher/1565-2/ and find the recordings at the bottom of the page. The first two are available at the time of this posting.

    About

    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

    http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/

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