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Thursday, October 17 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Publishing in the hands of librarians and academics: three perspectives

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The panel for this session consists of:
  • Yvonne Desmond, Technological University Dublin
  • Kevin Griffin, Technological University Dublin
  • Promita Chatterji, Digital Commons

Institution-led publishing today can take many forms. As sophisticated technologies become more user-friendly, an increasing number of digital publishing platforms are emerging. Librarians and academics are often the new vanguard in this evolving landscape. During this session, each of the panelists will present their current activities and explain how they are collaborating in order to further the cause of university-led and academic-led publishing.

Yvonne Desmond, a library administrator, will describe how her library is managing an entire open access publishing program that covers a range of disciplines. She will talk about publishing strategy, managing contributors and stakeholders, and communicating successes and milestones. Kevin Griffin, an academic at the same institution, will describe how he publishes his own peer-reviewed journal - managing submissions, handling peer review, assigning content to issues, tracking readership and reporting to stakeholders. He will provide an overview of how he launched the journal and how he has made inroads within his discipline. Promita Chatterji, a technologist, will suggest what traits make for a flexible, secure, usable and scalable publishing platform, as well as how the most successful platforms seamlessly integrate with institutional repositories. The final part of the session will be an extended opportunity for questions and discussion between the panel and the attendees.

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Yvonne Desmond

Sub-Librarian, Technological University Dublin
I work in the area of digital services and research support. I am particularly interested in the area of open scholarship and how that will evolve.

Kevin Griffin

Technological University Dublin
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Promita Chatterji

Product Manager, Digital Commons

Thursday October 17, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm BST
Presidents Room