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Announcing the 35th Annual NASIG Conference Online 
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Wednesday, June 10 • 11:00am - 11:50am
International Publishing Partnerships

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Collaboration is essential to scholarly publishing. The whole enterprise relies on partnerships at all stages: publishers collaborate with authors from pitch to publication, with leading scholars through peer review, with other editors and media personnel in the promotion of their publications, with distributors and vendors who connect the books to their broadest possible audience. The trend for university presses to migrate under the organizational umbrella of libraries has prompted innovative collaborations with scholarly communications and library publishing units. A few scholarly publishers have even entered into vanguard international collaborations, which have introduced efficiencies in the acquisition, production, and distribution of a joint list while extending the global reach of these publications. This session features editors instrumental in establishing two of these rare transatlantic publishing arrangements: Clemson University Press’s partnership with Liverpool University Press and the partnership between the Medieval Institute Publications at Western Michigan University and De Gruyter, an independent publisher headquartered in Berlin. Case studies of each partnership will explore the benefits of international collaboration, the challenges that arise from it, and, ultimately, how transatlantic partnerships are impacting scholarly communications.

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Anthony Cond

Managing Director, Liverpool University Press
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John D. Morgenstern

Director, Clemson University Press, Clemson University
Scholarly publishing

Theresa Whitaker

The Medieval Institute Publications at Western Michigan University

Wednesday June 10, 2020 11:00am - 11:50am EDT
Live - Zoom