Event Title

Starting and Sustaining an OA Publication

Location

Musselman Library 018

Start Date

10-27-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

10-27-2016 1:00 PM

Description

Amy Vilz and Molly Poremski, founding editors of the OA journal, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections will discuss what prompted them to start a new OA journal and how the experience has been. They’ll discuss everything they’ve learned, both good and bad, since the journal’s creation in 2014.

Molly Poremski started her library career in 2005 at Vanderbilt University, where she worked as the Spanish and Portuguese language cataloger. A few years later, she became the rare books cataloger for Vanderbilt. In 2012, she moved back to her hometown of Buffalo, NY to work as the subject liaison librarian for the Romance Languages department at the University at Buffalo. This past year, she became the Digital Collections Librarian, and manages the digital collections of the University at Buffalo Libraries. Amy Vilz is quick to dispel the notion that archives are dusty collections far from the public eye. She sees them as repositories of living history. Amy is the co-founder of The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections which is a scholarly journal committed to providing current research and relevant discussion of practices in a special collections library setting

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Oct 27th, 12:00 PM Oct 27th, 1:00 PM

Starting and Sustaining an OA Publication

Musselman Library 018

Amy Vilz and Molly Poremski, founding editors of the OA journal, The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections will discuss what prompted them to start a new OA journal and how the experience has been. They’ll discuss everything they’ve learned, both good and bad, since the journal’s creation in 2014.

Molly Poremski started her library career in 2005 at Vanderbilt University, where she worked as the Spanish and Portuguese language cataloger. A few years later, she became the rare books cataloger for Vanderbilt. In 2012, she moved back to her hometown of Buffalo, NY to work as the subject liaison librarian for the Romance Languages department at the University at Buffalo. This past year, she became the Digital Collections Librarian, and manages the digital collections of the University at Buffalo Libraries. Amy Vilz is quick to dispel the notion that archives are dusty collections far from the public eye. She sees them as repositories of living history. Amy is the co-founder of The Reading Room: A Journal of Special Collections which is a scholarly journal committed to providing current research and relevant discussion of practices in a special collections library setting