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Notes from the Library Publishing Forum


It’s been a busy week at UNT – host of two meetings: The Library Publishing Forum and the 7th annual Open Access Symposium.  The dates, and themes, are overlapping – openness, transparency, shifting paradigms of ownership of scholarly communication.  The Library Publishing Forum (I’ll use LPF for brevity) included a half-day workshop on Open Educational Resources (OER – word of warning…the field is rife with abbreviations), thus bringing education & pedagogy into the fold.

Here is a word cloud of my notes of both meetings…LPF_and_OA_2016

common words jump out, like “Publish” and “Journal” and “Library” and “University”.  Notice other words… “Communism” (more about that shortly), “Open,” “Sustain,” and “Go” (I like that last one in particular).

Now, looking solely at the LPF, other words appear more distinct: LPF2016Specifically, “Faculty” and “Textbook” and “Student”.  This is the effect of the emphasis on OER’s.  The workshop was scheduled due in no small part to the number of proposals submitted on this topic.  So it reflects true growing interest in the community.

It is also interesting to me the geographic representation of the attendees.  The LPF is the meeting of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC – I warned you).  The members are still primarily American academic institutions, although there is growing internationalism.

If you are interested, the notes that I took have been exported from OneNote into a PDF – another warning: it is long and somewhat annotated.  Recordings will be available shortly – when they are, I will post the links.

Library Publishing Forum 2016

 

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