2013 University Press & Library Cohabitation and Collaboration: Challenges and Opportunities

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In these times of rapidly developing advances in electronic publishing, shrinking financial resources in higher education, and increasing demands for more timely publication, it comes as no surprise that university presses are working more closely with their university libraries. As of March 2012, 19 of the 112 member presses responding to a biennial AAUP survey indicated that they report to their university library. Several presses have physically moved in with their university libraries. Many presses and libraries work separately on campus while developing connections. How is all this working? Are publishers and librarians effectively learning from each other about their respective experience and expertise? This session will open with an overview of formal press-library partnerships. Other panelists will describe the working relationships at their respective presses and libraries, consider new collaborations that might be developed for the publication of scholarly books, journals, and other materials, and discuss fruitful ways to move forward in these challenging times.


Chair: Mary Elizabeth Braun, Acquisitions Editor, Oregon State University Press

Panelists: Lisa Bayer, Director, University of Georgia Press

Kathryn Conrad, Director, University of Arizona Press

Peter J. Potter, Editor, Cornell University Press

Charles T. Watkinson, Director, Purdue University Press


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"University Press/Library Cohabitation and Collaboration", Charles Watkinson



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