CFP: Library Publishing Forum 2016

The Library Publishing Coalition has released a CFP for the 2016 Library Publishing Forum, to be held May 17-19 in Denton, Texas. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Amplifying Scholarship: More Choices, More Voices.”

As the post states, “Libraries as publishers have the means to expand access to publishing, creating opportunities for diverse voices to be heard. We want to hear your stories and visions of how library publishing can and does amplify scholarship by curating, disseminating, promoting, and preserving scholarly and community voices.”

Suggested topics include:

diversity: libraries as publishers of diverse/marginalized voices

advocacy: defining and communicating the value of library publishing

bootstrapping: getting library publishing programs off the ground

insourcing/outsourcing: libraries as service providers versus service brokers

innovation: libraries as contributors to transformation of publishing processes such as peer review, evaluation, and dissemination

“reading, writing, and robots”: the future of scholarly communications technology and the publishing environment of tomorrow

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2016.

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