Library Publishing Carpentry Workshop 2017 Wednesday, 22 March 2017

This is just some advanced warning about a community-run workshop on scholarly publishing that CLPAC (now a community of practice and no longer a committee) is running from 10-12 July at UTS. Apologies for the late notice, but we struggled to find a suitable venue at the right price (i.e. free).

This collaborative workshop will be held in the Frank Gehry designed UTS Business School over the mid-year break. I am pretty sure this facility will suit our purposes (we used it for Data Carpentry at the same time last year) and that we won’t be charged for anything other than catering. We have booked rooms for 10-12 July, but we can cancel one of those days if we don’t need all three. 

My colleagues from CLPAC and from the major university library presses (ANU, Sydney, Adelaide, Monash and UTS) are now confirming the content and schedule of this workshop, along with the names of our voluntary presenters and I’ll share that with you all, probably via the CAUL newsletter, when it is confirmed. The presses will share their expertise on both monograph and journal publishing and discuss important technical and qualitative processes that all presses must complete. We already have offers from industry to assist us on contemporary and future trends in content technologies, web development and applications and new publishing technologies. 

The workshop will be designed to suite those already involved in scholarly publishing as well as new starters who might just be assisting others to run a journal within their universities.

The workshop will be run on a cost recovery basis with the major cost being catering. I am hoping that I do not need to cover fees for any guest speakers, but I will be putting together a full budget well before the event. I imagine that registration will cost no more than $200-300.

If you need any further information, please contact Mal Booth