Dates: April 28-30 from 11-1
Where: Faculty Commons, 116 Pearson Hall
Facilitator: Julia Oestreich, PhD, Senior Editor , University of Delaware Press
Have you been contemplating publishing your book and asking yourself the following questions:
- “How do I get a book published?”
- “What can I expect from the editorial and publication process?”
- “How long does getting a book published take?”
- “I want to apply for a promotion/tenure. How do I get a book published in time to add it to my CV?”
- “Do I want my book to be published in an electronic version or with multimedia materials?” “How will submitting my work to an institutional repository affect my chances of getting a book published?”
- “What do publishers believe about issues such as open access, copyright, and fair use?”
All of these questions are relevant to university faculty, but often there are few campus resources available to provide answers. Julia Oestreich, Senior Editor of the University of Delaware Press, will be holding open hours at the Faculty Commons to answer such questions from the publisher’s perspective. This will help provide all faculty who intend to publish, or for whom publishing is an important element of pursuing promotion and tenure, with current information on publishing standards and processes, and on press’s attitudes regarding such issues as copyright, digital publishing, and open access.
I’m interested in attending this, but it’s not clear how it will work. Judging from the description (“open hours from 11:00 to 1:00”), it doesn’t sound as if there will be a lecture or presentation. On the other hand, there doesn’t seem to be any kind of sign-up for a time slot. Do we just show up and wait in line to talk with you one-on-one? What is the format? Thanks, R. Mason
From Julia Oestreich…
You’re correct that there will not be a lecture or presentation. These open hours are meant to be very informal and are partially being used to gauge interest in publishing issues amongst the faculty, so they may lead to more formal activities in the future.
As of now, though, these open hours are meant to function somewhat like office hours. My door will be open, in a manner of speaking, meaning that I will speak with people as they drop by, and if someone else drops by during that same time period to ask me questions or introduce themselves, he or she will wait until I am done speaking with whomever got there first. However, because this is being done in an informal setting, if someone shows up while I’m already talking to someone, I will see if that person can be invited into the conversation that is already occurring. Thus, depending on the comfort of whomever I’m speaking with, I may be able to invite others into our conversation instead of having them wait in line for their turn. Thus, the informal discussions can take place on a one-on-one basis or with a group of people depending on what an attendee prefers.