The Academic Library in Times of Change

Capturing Changing Conversations: A Round Table Discussion on Editing and Publishing LIS Volumes

April 14, 2018
4:10  -  5:10
Ballroom

Session Category :  Round Table Discussion 

Interested in editing and publishing books in the LIS field? Join us to hear from three roundtable discussants on how to organize, edit, compile, and publish books. You’ll hear about their perspectives and experiences working with different publishers, identifying collaborators, and organizing and managing the editing process. Editing a book, which is more of a marathon than a sprint, can be viewed as an exercise in risk-taking: you are are uncertain of the types of and quality of proposals you’ll receive, and you may encounter unexpected challenges such as contributors dropping out, delayed submissions, publishers changing, etc. The discussants will also share the advantages and disadvantages of editing volumes compared to other scholarly activities such as publishing a peer-reviewed article or book chapter. This session will generate a lively discussion on today’s publishing trends and the need to focus on important topics in the LIS field.