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Session eight already!

Today we will again offer two professional points of view on the relationships between libraries and publishers. We are very privileged to be able to discuss library and publishing issues with professionals in the field, in today’s case one experienced academic librarian and one experienced publisher and academic!

Diane Bell, Research Librarian at City University London, will talk about her role,  Library researcher development, using social media tools, working with researchers and publishers to build hybrid collections  eg. demand driven acquisition and City’s Read for Research promotion. A guiding question will be once more: “should libraries be publishers or just libraries?”

Diane is on Twitter @DianeLouiseBell

We will also have a guest lecture by Nick Canty, Lecturer in Publishing Studies at the Department of Information Science at University College London.

Nick has also worked in the publishing industry for almost 15 years as a commissioning editor and publisher. He will discuss at what we mean by publishing – the industry as well as the function,  what’s happening in the publishing industry (trade and academic), libraries as publishers and
how libraries and publishers might exist in the future….

Nick is on Twitter @NickPublisher

Some links for your perusal:

  • City Unviersity London Library: Read for Research. Library Services are giving City’s researchers the opportunity to help build up City’s research book collections.
  • Canty, NP; (2012) Libraries as publishers: turning the page? Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues, 23 (1) 55 – 62. 10.7227/ALX.23.1.7
  • Canty, NP; (2013) Social Media in Libraries: It’s Like, Complicated. Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues, 23 (2) 41 – 54. 10.7227/ALX.23.2.4

I’m sure this session will help us brainstorm further the key issues shaping the complex jigsaw puzzle of what the future holds for  library publishing, publishing and libraries, librarianship and publishing…

As usual this post was also published on my City University London blog.