Five Things That University Presses Should Know About Working With Libraries

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Last fall, I was a university-press representative on a panel at the Charleston Conference, an annual gathering of academic librarians, vendors, and a handful of publishers. At dinner I sat next to a library dean from a midsized state university. She had previously worked in collection development at the University of California, overseeing a $10-million annual budget. She commented that she had never had dinner with a publisher before. Vendors, yes, but publishers, no. That seemed