2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting
Concurrent 6E: Reclaiming STEM Spaces…
Despite shared values, the UNC Press and NCSU Libraries have struggled to take advantage of each other’s expertise. One reason is a perceived mismatch between the humanities focus of the Press and the STEM emphasis of the Libraries. This disconnect, which many institutions face, creates missed opportunities to pool resources and leverage the skills of both entities. In order to enable a partnership between our institutions, we are exploring collaborative projects that leverage the combined strengths of a Press and the Libraries around STEM areas. Examples of these efforts include publishing technical reports and exhibit materials, working with NCSU’s agricultural cooperative extension, and developing a grant-funded pilot for a subject-specific OER platform. Join us for a town hall discussion, where we will examine the challenges facing libraries and UPs seeking collaborative STEM publishing initiatives.
Moderator: Mira Waller, NCSU Libraries
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