This was presented to the SLA2016 conference in Philadelphia on 12 June.
ABSTRACT: Libraries are moving from curators of bought content to providing access to research or industry outputs. This activity can range from the relatively informal process of dissemination through a repository to acting as publishers - through the hosting of research journals, bibliographies and newsletters to the provision of editorial services and advice. This 90 minute Master Class will look at different models of publishing in the library environment with several examples of publishing activity in different libraries. The session will start with a strategic overview of the need for libraries to actively engage in the dissemination of information created by their organisations. The discussion will cover the staffing implications including how to recruit and train for the required skills sets. Attendees will work through some of the issues that need to be considered if a library is interested in publishing, including some of the legal implications and the different software and technical platforms available. Ideas will be workshopped about ways to engage the institutional community and encourage uptake of services on offer. The class aims to provide practical information to allow attendees to make decisions about what services are achievable to offer their clients, both from a technical and a staffing perspective. Attendees who are currently publishing are actively encouraged to participate in the discussion.