Day/Time: Wednesday, May 18, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Houghton St Press: Student-led publishing at the London School of Economics
- Lucy Lambe, Scholarly Communications Officer, LSE Library, London School of Economics and Political Science
LSE Library launched Houghton St Press in 2019 as the first university press imprint dedicated to publishing student work. We now have 15 journals on the platform, all publishing student work in a variety of ways. This short session will talk through some of the challenges of the past 2 years and the benefits to the students, library and the university.
Leveraging the flexibility of library publishing to deliver an accessible, media-rich ultrasound field guide to the world
- Michael Schick DO, UC Davis Health
- Rebecca Stein-Wexler MD, UC Davis Health
- Yamilé Blain, University of Miami Health System
- Justin Gonder California Digital Library
The faculty at UC Davis Health in collaboration with the California Digital Library (CDL) and Blaisdell Medical Library recently released Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings: A Case Based, Open Access Text. This interactive online text aims to provide an open access clinical resource for radiologists and clinicians who practice ultrasound in low and limited resourced healthcare settings. The project’s lead editors have been teaching and using ultrasound for many years in some of the least resourced healthcare settings in the world. In these regions, most people have no access to diagnostic imaging. Ultrasound is particularly positioned to help fill this gap as the most portable, inexpensive, and versatile form of diagnostic imaging.
While standard, Western texts offer ample education about diseases that are common throughout the world, the project editors noticed that diseases that are common in resource-limited and tropical regions are often left out of guides and texts because the conditions are no longer common in the Western world. Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings: A Case Based, Open Access Text, aims to close that gap.
The team paired with the California Digital Library’s eScholarship Publishing Program to identify a platform to best showcase the project – one that could combine text, images and videos in a meaningful way, and could deliver the material efficiently over low-bandwidth connections. Manifold was identified as a perfect fit for the project, and members of the Manifold team at University of Minnesota assisted in getting the project off the ground.
In this brief project case study, attendees will learn how the combination of campus-based subject expertise, library publishing services and open source tools enabled the creation and global dissemination of this important work. Attendees will also have an opportunity to engage with the presenters during Q&A.
Can THAT have an ISSN? A guide to the wide range of resources covered by ISSN
- Regina Romano Reynolds, director of the U.S. ISSN Center, Library of Congress
Although the ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is often associated in the library world with scholarly journals, ISSN can be applied to such diverse ongoing publications that libraries might issue such as blogs, institutional repositories, newsletters, databases, conference proceedings, serial zines as well as popular publications such as magazine sold on Amazon. This presentation will be a tour of the wide world of ISSN and provide information on how libraries can apply for ISSN whether prior to publication, during publication, and even after publication has ceased. Benefits include exposure for your publication by high quality bibliographic records in the LC OPAC, LC MARC Distribution Service, OCLC WorldCat, and open data in the international ISSN Portal.