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The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is an independent organization that promotes communication, understanding, and sharing of ideas among all members of the serials information community.

Wednesday, June 5 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Library As Publisher

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Academic libraries are increasingly investing in new efforts to support their research and teaching faculty in the activities they care about most.  Learn why becoming a publisher can help meet the most fundamental needs of your research community and at the same time can help transform today’s inflationary cost model for serials.  We will explore not only why to become a publisher but exactly how to achieve it, step by step, including careful selection of publishing partners, choosing the right platform for manuscript submission and editorial workflow management,  one-time processes to launch a new journal, conducting peer reviews, maintaining academic quality, and measuring impact.  We’ll also cover the broader range of publishing activities where libraries can have an impact, including open access monographs, general institutional repositories and subject-based author self-archiving repositories.  We will close with a review of tools, services, and communities of support to nurture the new library publishing venture.

Presenters
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Lauren Collister

Director, Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Brand new director of the Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing at the University Library System at the University of Pittsburgh. Also a sociolinguist, OpenCon alumna, #openpros host, musician, and reader of science fiction.
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Timothy S. Deliyannides

Director of the Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing and Head of Information Technology, University of Pittsburgh
As Director of the Office of Scholarly Communications and Publishing and Head of IT, Tim Deliyannides is responsible for the extensive electronic publishing initiatives of the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh. With over 25 years' experience in library information... Read More →


Wednesday June 5, 2013 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Ellicott 2 Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, NY 14202

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