Scholarly Publishing Certification Course: A Training Program for Library-Led Publishing Initiatives

Course Date: TBD
For More Information: Contact Ann Connolly at or Eli Windchy at .

About this Course

In this intensive three-day course, you’ll learn how to take full advantage of the Digital Commons platform to publish journals, monographs, and conference proceedings. In addition to the nuts and bolts of working with Digital Commons, we will cover the key considerations for establishing a successful library-based publishing program, from defining your mission to measuring your success:

  • Journal essentials: Working with editors, streamlining workflows, and building readership
  • Faculty monographs: From new open-access textbooks to revivals of out-of-print classics
  • Conference proceedings: Best practices for showcasing posters, presentations, abstracts, and transcripts
  • Copyright and policy considerations: We’ll share examples and walk you through the key considerations for drafting your own transfer and licensing agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other policy documentation
  • One-on-one trainings for managing calls for papers, submissions, peer-review, revision, and publication using the Digital Commons software

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