Friday, January 25, 2013

CFP: Call for Articles on Digital Publishing

CFP: Call for Articles on Digital Publishing

We are looking for experts and those who have learned on the job to write articles about their experiences with a library publishing program, service or project. These experiences could be a range of activities from working with
authors on copy editing and copyright issues to digitization of archival materials or utilizing print on demand services. All of these activities comprise the new role libraries are filling--and we want to hear about it.

Specific areas of interest include:
What programs and services are offered by libraries to writers?
Does your library help users develop curated content to publishing in either in print or digital form?
What strategies are being used to select items for digitization?
Has your library identified unique print materials to be digitized and potentially sold?
Has your library developed partnerships with other agencies to support digital publishing?

The compilation of these articles will become the Library Publishing Toolkit. This open access publication will share a broad range of publishing strategies and projects from both academic and public libraries. It will serve as an essential guide and set of workflows for libraries of various types to get started or improve efficiency with publishing services. Further information can be found at our website.


Submit a 300-500 word abstract or proposal to Proposals
should include:
Email Address
300-500 word abstract introducing your library and the publishing project or service you wish to write about.

Deadline for proposals is February 15th, and writers can expect to receive notification by February 22nd.

Selected articles will be due by April 22nd.  We will be looking for articles detailing their project or service through it’s entire progression from early planning and strategy stages to implementation, techniques, and project

Alternatively, if it would be your preference to participate in a research interview, submit your interest by filling out our survey. 

Proposals due: February 15th, 2013
Author notification: February 22nd, 2013
Papers due: April 22nd, 2013
Final Edits due: June 1st, 2013
Publication: June 30, 2013