Collaborative Librarianship, Vol 5, No 3 (2013)

Scholar-Librarian Collaboration in the Publication of Scholarly Materials

Craig Harkema, Brent Nelson

Abstract


Recent developments in scholarly publication and the new directions being pursued in both humanities departments and libraries in the production of digital content provide opportunity for scholars and li-braries to explore new models for working together to produce and disseminate scholarly materials. We offer as a first step toward a model for publication the case of Opuscula: Short Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (OSTMAR), a hybrid form of publication that leverages the university library infrastructure to create a platform for the publication of scholarly primary materials, an area of publication formerly re-served for the commercial press. This model is dependent on close collaboration between scholar and librarian, the nuances of which are outlined in this paper.

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