SPEC Survey webcast on Libraries, Presses, and Publishing

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of free webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2017.

The next webcast in this series will cover the Libraries, Presses, and Publishing survey (SPEC Kit 357), which explores the variety of activities that are associated with library publishing, the level of library/publishing/press integration and collaboration with or creation of formal publishing/press operations, and the organisational structuring of these activities and programs. This study gathered information on the breadth of practice taking place at the intersection of research libraries, presses, and publishing, and on the blurring of boundaries as libraries engage in publishing and press activities in new ways.

The webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in July 2017. The survey authors will provide a snapshot of publishing activities undertaken by ARL member libraries; show a sample of exemplary services and resources; and review recommendations and advice from respondents.

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session.

The webcast, ‘Libraries, Presses, and Publishing’, is scheduled for December 6, 2017, from 1:00–1:45 p.m. EST. Presenters include Laurie N. Taylor, Digital Scholarship Librarian; Brian W. Keith, Associate Dean for Administration and Faculty Affairs; and Chelsea Dinsmore, Director of Digital Production Services, all at the George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida; and Meredith Morris-Babb, Director and CEO of the University Press of Florida.

Interested parties may register online by November 29, 2017.

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