Date:   November 16, 2012

To:     All UF Graduate Students, Coordinators and Staff

From:   UF George A. Smathers Libraries

RE:     November 27, 2 p.m.: Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Age for Faculty and Graduate Students

"Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Age for Faculty and Graduate Students"

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 2 p.m. in Smathers Library (East), Room 1A

Meredith Morris-Babb, director, and Amy Gorelick, editor-in-chief, at the University Press of Florida, will speak to UF faculty and graduate students on "Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Age."

Judith Russell, Dean of University Libraries, will give the welcome and introduction.

Ms. Gorelick will discuss the basics of attaining published works: submitting a proposal, when to submit a full manuscript, the review process, the production process, marketing and selling works of non-fiction, and things to avoid when working with a publisher.

Ms. Morris-Babb will discuss some of the new developments in digital publishing. The market for scholarly publications has become very tight, with both libraries and individuals buying fewer physical books than ever before. University presses must respond to the changing publishing landscape and are adapting in various digital ways.

A question and answer period will follow the brief presentation, with an opportunity for faculty to meet and discuss their own work in detail with the presenters.