Presentation text for the 2015 Open Access Symposium discussing publishing by academic libraries.
Abstract: A growing number of academic libraries are moving beyond acquiring content from scholarly publishers and acting as publishers in their own right, usually online but sometimes also in print and e-book formats. The roots of these activities lie in major research libraries with digital library infrastructure providing scholarly publishing venues as an alternative to commercial scholarly publishers, but the locus of activity is increasing in providing alternative, and often open, textbooks. This presentation will provide an overview of these activities and of the Library Publishing Coalition, a consortium of academic libraries that supports a strong community of practice. Activities related to legal literature will be highlighted.
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UNT Open Access Symposium
Sponsored by the University of North Texas, these annual symposia focus on topics such as futures of academic publishing, the business and economics of open access, and law and public information. This collection contains selected presentations given at the symposia since 2010.