A couple weeks ago, I teased on Twitter that we have some exciting news:
Got some amazing news today. Like maybe best since getting this job that I love, working with and for people I admire and respect, on issues I care about. Can’t (but must) wait to share. #StayTuned
— Josh Bolick (@JoshBolick) September 26, 2018
Now we’re at #OpenEd18, which is a great place to share:
The ACRL New Publications Advisory Board recently “enthusiastically” approved our proposal to publish the cornerstone of our collaboration: an open textbook of scholarly communication librarianship! ACRL Content Strategist Erin Nevius wrote sharing this news, adding:
The board loves the idea of a text of this type and the open ethos around its publication
We’re thrilled to be working with ACRL on this, and deeply grateful to Erin and the Advisory Board for advancing this piece of the project to the next step. We’re working on a Memorandum of Agreement to nail down some specifics, and to create a plan of work to get it done, with a probable publication date in 2020 under the new working title: Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Culture: Law, Economics, and Publishing. We’ll share more details as we have them. In the meantime, thanks to the many many people who’ve participated in conversations up to this point!