2013 Press Library Coalition Forum

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Discussion board comments coming from various librarians about "those greedy publishers" and "everything produced on campus here should be open" have troubled many university presses. Presses strive to serve as many parts of their institutions as they can, some quite creatively. The division on campuses between the two groups of information professionals who possess the expertise to service scholars' varied needs around the management, dissemination, and preservation of their research serves nobody well. This panel will feature two press directors and two deans of libraries to talk about the Library Publishing Coalition specifically, and possibilities for library-press collaborations generally. This mostly Q&A format hopes to soften the tone and the lines, engage in mutual education, and find points of commonality.

Chair: Meredith Babb, Director, University Press of Florida

Panelists: Rush G. Miller, Director, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

James L. Mullins, Dean of Libraries & Esther Ellis Norton Professor, Purdue University

Donna Shear, Director, University of Nebraska Press

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