[Irtalk] Fwd: [IFLA-L] Save the Date -- Libraries as Publishers (Satellite Conference IFLA 2016)

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 18:36:46 SAST 2015


*Hilton Gibson*
Stellenbosch University Library

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From: Ann Okerson <aokerson at gmail.com>
Date: 15 December 2015 at 16:53
Subject: [IFLA-L] Save the Date -- Libraries as Publishers (Satellite
Conference IFLA 2016)
To: ifla-l at infoserv.inist.fr
Cc: Ann Okerson <aokerson at gmail.com>

*SAVE THE DATE: “Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global Community”*

*August 10-12, 2016*

Please save the date for “Libraries as Publishers: Building a Global
Community,” an IFLA satellite conference to be held at the University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, on August 10 - 12, 2016, prior to the IFLA World
Library & Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio

This event is sponsored by the IFLA Section on Acquisition and Collection
Development, and co-sponsored by the IFLA Section on Serials and Other
Continuing Resources.  Collaborators include the Library Publishing
Coalition, and the host is the University of Michigan Library, a leader in
the library publishing community.

A new role that libraries are playing with increasing success is in the
dissemination of original scholarly and literary materials.  Both public
and academic libraries are becoming publishers for their communities.  Over
the last few years, the number of libraries with a commitment to publishing
has grown substantially, with both academic and public libraries finding a
strong demand for their services.  The latest Library Publishing Directory
<http://www.librarypublishing.org/resources/directory/lpd2016> profiles
more than 115 libraries with active publishing programs, most in North
America but an increasing number in other continents.  A global community
of library publishers is forming, and this meeting provides the ideal
opportunity to meet with colleagues from around the world to identify
common themes, brainstorm about shared challenges, and identify future
opportunities for information exchange and collaboration.

The program will comprise three half-day sessions titled “Understanding the
Vision,” “Implementing the Vision,” and “Sustaining and Growing the
Vision.” We envision programming in a variety of formats, including short
case studies.

The program will start at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, August 10, with a welcome
reception and dinner and will end at 2 pm on Friday, August 12, with a
closing lunch.  Plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking will
be provided.

Ann Arbor is a 3.5 hours drive from Columbus and only 30 minutes away from
Detroit International Airport (DTW), which has many direct domestic and
international flights.

Further information and a Call for Proposals will be forthcoming in January

Ann Okerson, Chair, IFLA Section on Acquisition and Collection Development

Sharon Dyas-Correia, IFLA Section on Serials and Other Continuing Resources

Sarah Lippincott, Program Director, Library Publishing Coalition

Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing,
University of Michigan

Rebecca Welzenbach, Director of Strategic Integration and Partnerships,
Michigan Publishing
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