71 SPEC Kit 357: Libraries, Presses, and Publishing
LibraryPress@UF, an Imprint of the University of Florida Press
Launch Process: Initial Launch Period (2016); Beta Launch (2017);
Operational (2018)
With the LibraryPress@UF in the initial stages, standard contracts and processes are in development as
of March 2016, with the expectation of these being in place by Summer 2016. Next steps for the
promotion and development of the LibraryPress@UF include engagement with internal stakeholders
within the Libraries through presentations at library-wide events. During the initial launch period
(through the end of 2016), potential LibraryPress@UF publications will be reviewed in consultation with
the Dean of University Libraries to ensure optimal goal alignment and determine the beta launch
process, expected to begin in 2017.
For ongoing development, in following normal practices, works intended for publication within the
LibraryPress@UF will draw upon and utilize Library Liaison Teams. This follows from the standard
process for Library Liaison teams for Data and Digital Scholarship Projects and Collections, with the
Digital Scholarship Librarian as co-lead with the Library Liaison for all LibraryPress@UF projects as the
liaison to the University of Florida Press, to ensure consistency for all new projects and alignment with
strategic directions for digital scholarship and transformative collaboration.
Expected measurable outcomes for each of the first two years (2016 and 2017) include supporting 2-4
publications per year, each:
Focused on areas unique to the LibraryPress@UF (e.g., limited editions, artists’ books, campus
specific, on UF history, developing and building upon the Libraries’ digital and physical holdings)
Selected to support the goals of the title, the Libraries’ goals for LibraryPress@UF including
enhancement and extension of the library collections, and the Press goals for LibraryPress@UF
Selected to support the shared goal for increasing and enriching collaboration
Developed with the author/creator, LibraryPress@UF Team (Digital Scholarship Librarian,
Library Dean, and Director of the Press), and Liaison Librarian
Planned in connection to existing opportunities for events, outreach, and promotion
All books with the LibraryPress@UF incur certain costs.
Cost Category Average Expected
Cost/Title (as of 2016)
Publisher descriptive and pricing metadata (creation and distribution) $600
UFP will provide 5 complimentary copies of the work to be split
between authors/creators and LibraryPress@UF; additional copies will
be invoiced at a 40% discount off of list price
Contract with LibraryPress@UF and authors (if any revenues, split 60%
of net receipts of POD sales with author/LibraryPress@UF)
Cost share/time
Print on demand set up Cost share/time
Standard production processing and library promotion activities
Book hosted in Orange Grove Texts
(www.orangegrovetexts.org; automatic SEO microdata and
record feeds)
As appropriate and as resources allow (Wikipedia entry added,
social media promotion, collaboration on events)
Cost share/time
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