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Publications, Volume 6, Issue 4 (December 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) Conceived as a response to commercial publishing practices that have strained library budgets and [...] Read more. Conceived as a response to commercial publishing practices that have strained library budgets and prevented scholars from openly licensing and sharing their works, library publishing is both a local service program and a broader movement to disrupt the current scholarly publishing arena. It is a quickly growing class of publisher. The commercial publishing framework which determines the viability of monetizing a product is not necessarily applicable for library publishers who exist as a common good to address the needs of academic communities. Like any business venture, however, library publishers must develop a clear service model and business plan to create shared expectations for funding streams, quality markers, as well as technical and staff capacity. The anatomy of a library publishing business plan is presented here to assist library publishers in formalizing their programs. View this paper.