Day/time: May 10, 2023, 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ETD

Title: Staffing and Services in Library Publishing Programs: A Data-Driven Report


  • Johanna Meetz, Publishing & Repository Services Librarian, Ohio State University
  • Jeff Story, Senior Software Engineer, Intel Corporation

Description: This presentation uses the Library Publishing Coalition’s directory dataset to glean how publishing programs have evolved in terms number of publications, staff members (both category and amount), and services. This information will help inform broader conclusions about issues of sustainability and scalability, which are key challenges to library publishing in general.

Title: Creating a Publishing Preservation Policy

Presenter: Corinne Guimont, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Virginia Tech

Description: After working with the NASIG Digital Preservation Model Policy group to create a model preservation policy for publishers, I used the document to create a policy for Virginia Tech Publishing. In this presentation I will discuss how I approached this process, issues I ran into, and the resulting document. The policy will cover preservation for journals, books, OER, and non-traditional publications. Each of these formats requires some similar and some different strategies which I will share and discuss why we chose each strategy. I will also cover who I reached out to for assistance and information in this process. This presentation may help participants see a way that they can use the NASIG Model Policy to create their own Publishing Preservation Policy.

Title: Connecting Institutional Repositories and University Presses to Open and Preserve Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarship


  • Annie Johnson, Associate University Librarian, University of Delaware
  • Alicia Pucci, Scholarly Communications Associate, Temple University

Description: University presses play a crucial role when it comes to advancing scholarship in the humanities and social sciences. Yet despite their considerable contributions, university press content is largely missing from institutional repositories. Presenters will discuss their recent research on the existing relationships between North American university presses and institutional repositories and explore what these might look like in the future. In considering the main types of press-produced content that can currently be found in institutional repositories, one crucial role that will be examined is how institutional repositories can help presses preserve born-digital scholarship, a rapidly developing area of university press publishing. Recommendations will be presented for how academic libraries with institutional repositories can and should partner with university presses to increase access to important scholarship as well as potentially help to normalize openness among humanities and social science scholars. Suggestions will also be offered for how libraries without their own university press can still contribute to this effort.