Yesterday I was invited to speak at the Arts and Library Society annual conference. I spoke for 40mins about how staff and students have been self-publishing and the need for libraries to add ‘self-publishing’ to their long list of topics requiring support.
I see self-publishing as an opportunity for libraries to really shine in their support for staff in particular. To quote Craig Mod:
The way books are written has changed.
The canvas for books has changed.
The post-published life of a book has changed.
I enjoyed the talk and hope that my hopping around style of delivery still gave a sense of the topic.
I was lucky to also see a few of the other talks and it really opened my eyes to publishing in the arts and museum arena. I think i’ll be hanging around some of the museum curators to see if I can get my hands stuck into a new pet project!
The slides can be found on Google Docs (the PPT is busted) below and if anybody needs me to add some context just get in touch.