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Library Publishing Coalition Professional Development Guide: Courses and Webinars

This guide provides professional development information and resources for librarians engaged in library publishing.

About This Guide

The production of this guide is sponsored and coordinated by the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) Professional Development Committee, which bears primary responsibility for assessing professional development needs and planning and implementing professional development and training opportunities for LPC members throughout the year.

Please send questions, comments, and suggestions to both Adrian Ho at the University of Kentucky Libraries.

Free Online Courses

Copyright for Educators & Librarians

“This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians.” 

Copyright for Multimedia

"In this course we will look at four different media, paying special attention to the unique issues for each one and the kinds of information that is important when making copyright decisions for each type of material."

CopyrightX

“CopyrightX is a twelve-week networked course, offered from January to May each year under the auspices of Harvard Law School, the HarvardX distance-learning initiative, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.  The course explores the current law of copyright; the impact of that law on art, entertainment, and industry; and the ongoing debates concerning how the law should be reformed…” 

Online Publishing

"In this course, we will familiarize ourselves with state-of-the-art online publishing techniques and relevant cultural issues..."

PKP School

“PKP School is an online, open, self-paced collection of courses designed to help improve the quality of scholarly publishing around the world.” 

ZSRx Digital Publishing

This is a mini-MOOC from Wake Forest University Library that examines the digital publishing landscape.

Videos and Webinars

Allen Press Webinars

These are free Webinars targeted at scholarly societies that publish their journals using Allen Press’s platform and services.  They cover a variety of topics, eg, altmetrics, marketing, publishing ethics, etc. 

CopyTalk Webinars

Sponsored by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy Copyright Education Subcommittee, this Webinar series addresses a wide array of copyright topics.  

DCL Learning Series

These archived Webinars address a variety of technical and production issues related to publishing and data conversion.  This series is hosted by Data Conversion Laboratory Inc.

River Valley Zeeba Videos

Videos of presentations given at publishing-related conferences (CrossRef, Force 2015, Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, etc.) are posted here. 

Scholastica Webinars

Scholastica hosts Webinars on topics that are of interest to journal publishers and editors. 

Spotlight on Publishing

Sponsored by Berkeley Electronic Press, these Webinars offer strategies for launching a library publishing program and share tips for building and improving academic journals. 

SSP Library

The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) provides access to presentations on different topics. 

UKSG Webinars

These are free Webinars about various scholarly communication topics.  Some are publishing-related.