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Libraries have long been involved in the process of publishing. 

Traditionally, “publishing” refers to producing and distributing printed works, such as books, newspapers and magazines.

More recently, the scope of publishing has widened to include electronic resources, e-books in particular. 

Currently, most of what libraries publish can be categorized as:  

Although academic publishers make up the bulk of library publishing, massive shifts in the publishing industry have increased public libraries’ interest in taking on the publisher role. With public libraries joining their academic counterparts, libraries are poised to play an integral role in the next big phase of the publishing world.



Blogs, journal articles and more.

Celebrate Book Lover's Day and Promote Florida Libraries as Publishers

Reading puts the world at your users' fingertips. As you prepare to celebrate Book Lover's Day on August 9, join us for a session on powerful readers' advisory tools. Books and Authors unlocks new possibilities for users to connect with their next favorite author, title or genre. LitFinder gives users access to full-text poems, essays, stories and more. Both of these resources provide potential inspiration for users to write their own works, which creates opportunities for you to integrate ideas gained from August's Florida Libraries as Publishers theme. 

Presented by Emily Mageski, Customer Education Specialist, Gale | Cengage Learning   

Watch a recording of this webinar. 

Contact us

To learn more about Florida Libraries as Publishers or to share your library's resources or experiences on this topic, contact us at 850.245.6620.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.