A priority of I2NY – the Information Infrastructure for New York, a collaboration of libraries of all types – is “Library as Publisher”. Since 2013 a Work Group has presented webinars on the various ways libraries are engaged in publishing. In 2014, the group, with funding from the NY 3Rs Association, Inc., sponsored a unique grant opportunity: $10,000 to one or more libraries for a project that demonstrated how libraries are publishers and could be replicated by others.
In this session, Kathy Miller, Chairperson of the NY 3Rs Association, will discuss what the work group has learned about the varieties of library publishing. The winners of the 2014 Library as Publisher grants, will speak about their projects. What inspired them to undertake the projects? What were the challenges they faced? What did they hope to accomplish and were they successful? What recommendations do they have for others?