Picking up the thread from last year’s Charleston plenary on the past, present, and future of university presses, panelists will engage in a structured discussion designed to demystify the behind-the-scenes workings of presses and libraries and to chart the paths to successful service to the academic community.
Each panelist will open with a brief statement, “One Thing I Wish Everyone Knew About Publishers/Libraries.” Discussion of these key topics will follow:
- Change is the Only Constant: What is something that is changing/revolutionizing your work? How does that affect your scholarly counterparts?
- Open Access Material: What price access, and how does the question of tenure fit into this discussion? What works for your operation now? What are some possibilities for the future?
- Money: What is the true cost of making books, as well as the true cost of buying those books? What resources do our operations need for true service that is also sustainable?
- Two Sides of the Same Coin: Why do libraries and university presses still need each other? What is it that our counterparts do for us and for our operations?
This roundtable discussion will be followed by an open Q&A to engage with members of the audience.