The library publishing community is engaged in meaningful work, collaborating on a range of content at various stages of the publishing process. For those interested in the details, it can be difficult or time-consuming to find information about a particular project. Our community is curious and eager to learn from each other, and Case Studies in Library Publishing (CSLP) will create dedicated space to do so in an annual publication.
The mission of CSLP is to provide concrete project examples to inspire and support those involved with library publishing as we ground and grow our work. We seek contributions that exemplify capacious perspectives on “publishing” aligned with the Library Publishing Coalition’s working definition of “the set activities led by libraries to support the creation, dissemination, and curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works.” Each article published in CSLP will describe specific publishing projects, delving into workflow, goals, resources, and ultimate impact. By providing a structured format to consider project workflow and outcomes, CSLP will support the research of the library publishing community as well as the everyday work that we do.
We are currently developing CSLP’s first issue, to be published in Fall 2023.