Mask Image 1

Join Pressible, a link to sign up for Pressible

Learning at the Library

Contact | Feed RSS Icon

Recent Contributors

Related Topics

Related Tags

publishing RSS Icon

12 posts
9 authors
14 categories

The Library as Publisher? 

James LaRue, director of the Douglas County Libraries, recently wrote an essay for the American Libraries Magazine suggesting that libraries should expand their services to book publishing. His argument is that, in our shifting digital landscape, libraries are in the perfect position to serve as content creators in addition to being content collectors. The library …

Posted 15 months ago by Anne Hays

Post a comment.

Reading E-Books: A Contemplative Guide 

Yesterday, I finished Nicole Krauss's beautiful novel Great House, a compactly written, deeply poignant book that follows the lives of a handful of characters influenced by a huge and majestic writing desk, which had been stolen from a Jewish family's vacant house during the holocaust. Whenever I read Krauss's writing, I am struck with the …

Posted 19 months ago by Anne Hays

4 Comment(s):

Open Library of Humanities Launches 

The open access movement just got one tick stronger. The Open Library of Humanities (OLH), an initiative aiming provide support for openly accessible humanities scholarship, was launched just a little over a week ago. Founded by Dr. Martin Paul Eve and Dr. Caroline Edwards, both professors of contemporary English literature at the University of Lincoln (UK), …

Posted 21 months ago by Leanora Lange

1 Comment(s):

Just Saying No to For-Profit Academic Publishers 

The scholarly communication system is full of tension these days: libraries stretch budgets to meet the hugely increasing cost of journal subscriptions, academic publishers insist upon the added value of their product opposed to open-access models, and researchers feel pressure to publish in more prestigious, high-impact (and often more costly) journals to meet tenure and …

Posted 25 months ago by Leanora Lange

5 Comment(s):

Mashing Up: Monday Work Groups 

We don’t serve mashed potatoes at high noon, but freshly baked cookies, coffee, and tea aren’t too bad an alternative. They sweeten the taste for technology – on a day when we sift through piles of weekend e-mail, as we look hungrily to the week ahead. On the second Monday of each month, experts from …

Posted 35 months ago by Jennifer Govan

1 Comment(s):

Book Expo America (BEA) 

What do Russia, Ice T, Roger Ebert and digital publishing in Italy have in common? You guessed it! They're all at this year's Book Expo America (BEA) conference at the Jacob Javitz Center in NYC. BEA is the book world's annual conference where industry professionals gather to network, learn about trends, hear from authors and …

Posted 42 months ago by melissa cardinali

Post a comment.

YAY-CRL! 

College & Research Libraries, the journal of the Association of College & Research Libraries has recently dropped its 6-month holding period for new articles and become completely open access. In a nod to the high costs of journal subscriptions in academic libraries and changing mores of scholarly publications …

Posted 43 months ago by Laura Costello

Post a comment.

Who’s reviewing who?: Gender and book reviews in the popular press 

Sociological Images has long been one of my favorite blogs, and I thought that this recent post, "The Gender Gap in Book Reviewing," might be of interest to Learning at the Library readers. Charts provided in the post (which were taken from another blog, with additional similar graphs) show that book reviews written by …

Posted 45 months ago by pamela

2 Comment(s):

Holiday Data Snapshot 

I was browsing our site analytics today and I thought it'd be fun to share a little snippet of data. Here is a table with information on pageviews over the past month (12/14/2010 to 1/13/2011), by author: Analysis Now, our Pressible publishing project isn't a contest, but... it's kind of fun to see how different …

Posted 46 months ago by Brian Hughes

Post a comment.

Practitioner Research – The Workplace Scholar 

As you may recall, I spent last week working myself into a tizzy over my first public-speaking engagement. I desperately tried to hone my skills, mostly using public-speaking podcasts as my training mechanism. Friday night, I flew out to Milwaukee to present the following morning at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Information Studies Student …

Posted 48 months ago by addie

Post a comment.

What’s new on the 2nd floor? 

This summer things have been a-changing on the second floor of the Gottesman Library. People have walked by and asked "What's that thing in the middle of the floor space?" To the existing Digital Depot, we have added the Publishing Bar. The title says it all - it is the opportunity and space for students, …

Posted 52 months ago by marcelle mentor

Post a comment.

Expert Advice on Publishing Online  ☆

Ms. Kay Cassell, Assistant Professor at Rutgers University, School of Communication and Information, offered invaluable advice on how to find a topic; develop it into a publishable paper; and get it published. Certainly a fine presentation well geared towards students in the social sciences who are over the hump of finals and eager to spend …

Posted 53 months ago by Jennifer Govan

1 Comment(s):