November 23, 2017

Oxford U. Press, U. of Utah Library Collaborate on Study of Suicide Ethics

Oxford University Press (OUP) and the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library have joined forces on The Ethics of Suicide: Historical Sources, a hybrid print book and interactive digital archive. Compiled over nearly four decades by Margaret Pabst Battin, distinguished professor of philosophy and medical ethics at the university, the scholarly work comprises a 752-page volume published by OUP, linked via embedded QR codes to an extensive archive of source material hosted by the Marriott Library. The searchable archive contains excerpts, links to primary texts where available, and local library catalog records, and can be accessed independently of the book and free of charge. In addition, readers may submit comments to the archive—corrections, addenda, or suggestions of other material for inclusion.

Library Publishing Report Suggests Partnerships, Creating Positions

The final version of a report on library publishing services was issued on March 12. Titled  Library Publishing Services: Strategies For Success, the project was conducted primarily between October 2010 and September 2011, and  had four components: a survey of librarians, a report presenting best practice case studies of the publishing programs at the partner […]