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= Tips for Publishing in Library-Related Journals =
 
= Tips for Publishing in Library-Related Journals =
  
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*[[Authors'_Communities | Communities]] Finding collaborators, mentors, and support - email lists, groups, journal clubs and reading rooms
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*[[Research_And_Writing_Committees | Research and Writing Committees]]
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*[[Advice_on_Publishing_in_Journals | Advice on publishing in journals]]
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*[[Peer_Review | Peer Review]]
  
 
= Tips for Speaking at Conferences/Getting Speaking Engagements =
 
= Tips for Speaking at Conferences/Getting Speaking Engagements =
  
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1.  Publish a book.<br>
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2.  Write and submit articles to print and on-line publications.<br>
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3.  Submit press releases.<br>
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4.  Advertise in publications your target audience reads.<br>
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5.  Create a blog on your topic and updated regularly.<br>
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= Tips for Speaking at Conferences =
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*Stick to the time limit you have been given at all costs. Conference programmes have very tight schedules, and running over time is one of the number 1 complaints people make about conferences (besides air-conditioning).
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*Practice, practice and practice again, out loud if possible if you are not accustomed to speaking for a long time regularly.
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*Archive your presentation file and your notes online - so many presentation files are meaningless outside the context of the talk.
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*Got a special need, whether mobility, drink preference, or staging requirements? Tell the organisers, and tell them early in case additional equipment needs to be hired.
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''' See Also'''
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*[http://citesandinsights.info/v7i2c.htm Conference Speaking: I Have a Little List] Walt Crawford, Cites & Insights 7, Number 2: February 2007
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** Excellent overview of the whole presentation process, from planning, negotiating, and perspective on the experience fo speaking.
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*[http://www.librarian.net/stax/1863 Ten tips for presenters] Jessamyn West, Librarian.net 25 September 2006. Excellent list of tips for preparing for talks.
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*[http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/10/better_beginnin.html Better Beginnings: how to start a presentation, book, article...] Kathy Sierra, Creating Passionate Users, October 22 2006
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= Forms of Writing =
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==Textbooks==
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===Resources===
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*[http://www.taaonline.net/ Text and Academic Authors Association] Support for all forms of academic writing and writers, including textbooks.
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===Articles===
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* Bauman M G. 2003, [http://chronicle.com/free/v49/i43/43b00501.htm Textbook Writing 101] ''The Chronicle of Higher Education'', July 14. An amusing take on the ins and outs of writing a textbook.
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*Henry C M. 2002, [http://pubs.acs.org/cen/education/8026/8026education.html Birth of a textbook] Chemical and Engineering News, v 80, no. 26, pp. 22-25. The experience of four first-time textbook authors in Chemistry, with good general advice for all disciplines.
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*Varian H R. 2001, [http://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/~hal/Papers/writing-economics.html What I've Learned about Writing Economics] April 17. Includes advice on writing textbooks from an outcomes-based approach.
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===Books===
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* Lepionka, M E. 2008, Writing and developing your college textbook, Second edition: A comprehensive guide to textbook authorship and higher education publishing. Gloucester, Mass.: Atlantic Path Publishing.
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* [http://blog.alaeditions.org/2007/04/04/24-weeks-to-a-finished-book/ 24 weeks to a finished book] ALA Editions, describes the book publishing timeline.
  
 
= Blogs/Websites to Watch =
 
= Blogs/Websites to Watch =
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*[http://librarycareers.blogspot.com/ Beyond the Job] lists calls for papers for journals and conferences in the US and overseas
 
*[http://librarycareers.blogspot.com/ Beyond the Job] lists calls for papers for journals and conferences in the US and overseas
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*[http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/wikis/faculty/putnam/index.php/Main_Page  LIS Publications Wiki] A research tool for LIS students and professionals to consult for inspiration and information on publishing.
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= Negotiating Contracts =
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*[http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/scholarlycomm/scholarlycommunicationtoolkit/librarians/librarianaggregation.htm Licensing of Electronic Content] A backgrounder from the ACRL [http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/scholarlycomm/scholarlycommunicationtoolkit/toolkit.htm Scholarly Communication Toolkit] on bundle licenses, alternatives and resources for further exploration.
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*[http://acrlblog.org/2006/10/05/you-can-change-a-contract/ You Can Change a Contract] by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe at [http://acrlblog.org/ ACRLog]. Discusses the ACRL [http://www.acrl.org/ala/acrl/acrlissues/scholarlycomm/scholarlycommunicationtoolkit/toolkit.htm Scholarly Communication Toolkit] and ideas on how to negotiate better contracts with publishers.
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= Negotiating Copyright and Open Access Licenses =
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*[http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo.php SHERPA RoMEO] Copyright policies of most academic publishers. Includes pre-print, self-archiving, and Open Access policies.
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*[http://www.arl.org/sparc/author/addendum.html SPARC Author Addendum] "a legal instrument that modifies the publisher’s agreement and allows you to keep key rights to your articles"
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*Coleman, Anita (2006) Self-Archiving and the Copyright Transfer Agreements of ISI-Ranked Library and Information Science Journals. [http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/1082/ DLIST]
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**Discusses copyright transfer policies of ISI ranked journals in LIS
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*See also: subject [http://dlist.sir.arizona.edu/view/subjects/schcomm.html Scholarly Communication] DLIST
  
 
= Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out =
 
= Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out =
  
 
*[http://hermia.emeraldinsight.com/vl=2691687/cl=40/nw=1/rpsv/librarylink/published/perish.htm Publish, Don't Perish] Rachel Singer Gordon's column on writing for the profession for Emerald
 
*[http://hermia.emeraldinsight.com/vl=2691687/cl=40/nw=1/rpsv/librarylink/published/perish.htm Publish, Don't Perish] Rachel Singer Gordon's column on writing for the profession for Emerald
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*[http://crln.acrl.org/content/70/4/222.full.pdf+html  Professional Writing and Publishing] Laurie Putnam, creator of the LIS Publications Wiki, lists "a sampling of sites useful to librarian­ writers".
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= Specific Publishing Opportunities =
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==Listings of calls for papers for conferences and journals==
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*[http://librarywriting.blogspot.com/ A Library Writer's Blog]
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*[http://www.researchinglibrarian.com/ The Researching Librarian]
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*[http://librarycareers.blogspot.com/ Beyond the Job]
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==Other specific writing opportunities==
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*[http://informatics.buffalo.edu/org/lsj/ Library Student Journal],  [http://librarystudentjournal.blogspot.com/ Editors' Blog]
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**"LSJ will feature original work by masters and PhD students at the ALA-accredited schools in North America and their peers internationally. It will be a showcase for the talents of the best LIS students and it will be a forum for discussing issues of current concern to future professionals in the field."
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*[http://www.lib.jmu.edu/org/jwl/ Journal of Web Librarianship]
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**"JWL seeks both practical communications and original, scholarly research about relevant topics in web librarianship. New authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts."
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*[http://blogs.ala.org/memberblog.php?title=thinking_about_thinking_about_presenting&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1 Thinking About Presenting at Conference?]
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**How to pitch a program or topic for ALA's Annual and Midwinter meetings.
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==Reworking Papers==
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*[http://acrlblog.org/2006/08/23/the-thrill-of-victorythe-agony-of-defeat/ The Thrill Of Victory…The Agony Of Defeat] Steven Bell.
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**Advice on retooling conference proposals or papers if you are rejected (happens to everyone!)
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Latest revision as of 23:46, 1 November 2013

Contents

[edit] Tips for Publishing in Library-Related Journals

[edit] Tips for Speaking at Conferences/Getting Speaking Engagements

1. Publish a book.
2. Write and submit articles to print and on-line publications.
3. Submit press releases.
4. Advertise in publications your target audience reads.
5. Create a blog on your topic and updated regularly.

[edit] Tips for Speaking at Conferences

  • Stick to the time limit you have been given at all costs. Conference programmes have very tight schedules, and running over time is one of the number 1 complaints people make about conferences (besides air-conditioning).
  • Practice, practice and practice again, out loud if possible if you are not accustomed to speaking for a long time regularly.
  • Archive your presentation file and your notes online - so many presentation files are meaningless outside the context of the talk.
  • Got a special need, whether mobility, drink preference, or staging requirements? Tell the organisers, and tell them early in case additional equipment needs to be hired.


See Also

[edit] Forms of Writing

[edit] Textbooks

[edit] Resources

[edit] Articles

  • Bauman M G. 2003, Textbook Writing 101 The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 14. An amusing take on the ins and outs of writing a textbook.
  • Henry C M. 2002, Birth of a textbook Chemical and Engineering News, v 80, no. 26, pp. 22-25. The experience of four first-time textbook authors in Chemistry, with good general advice for all disciplines.
  • Varian H R. 2001, What I've Learned about Writing Economics April 17. Includes advice on writing textbooks from an outcomes-based approach.

[edit] Books

  • Lepionka, M E. 2008, Writing and developing your college textbook, Second edition: A comprehensive guide to textbook authorship and higher education publishing. Gloucester, Mass.: Atlantic Path Publishing.

[edit] Blogs/Websites to Watch

  • A Library Writer's Blog "Calls for papers, presentations, participation, reviewers, and other notices," maintained by Corey Seeman.
  • Beyond the Job lists calls for papers for journals and conferences in the US and overseas
  • LIS Publications Wiki A research tool for LIS students and professionals to consult for inspiration and information on publishing.

[edit] Negotiating Contracts

[edit] Negotiating Copyright and Open Access Licenses

  • SHERPA RoMEO Copyright policies of most academic publishers. Includes pre-print, self-archiving, and Open Access policies.
  • SPARC Author Addendum "a legal instrument that modifies the publisher’s agreement and allows you to keep key rights to your articles"
  • Coleman, Anita (2006) Self-Archiving and the Copyright Transfer Agreements of ISI-Ranked Library and Information Science Journals. DLIST
    • Discusses copyright transfer policies of ISI ranked journals in LIS

[edit] Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out

[edit] Specific Publishing Opportunities

[edit] Listings of calls for papers for conferences and journals

[edit] Other specific writing opportunities

  • Library Student Journal, Editors' Blog
    • "LSJ will feature original work by masters and PhD students at the ALA-accredited schools in North America and their peers internationally. It will be a showcase for the talents of the best LIS students and it will be a forum for discussing issues of current concern to future professionals in the field."
  • Journal of Web Librarianship
    • "JWL seeks both practical communications and original, scholarly research about relevant topics in web librarianship. New authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts."

[edit] Reworking Papers

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