Title: Open Book: A Librarian’s Guide to Academic Publishing
Editors: James Wiser and Rolf Janke
Paperback: ISBN: 978-0-9971757-1-4, $49.95
Imprint: Santa Barbara: Mission Bell Media, 2016
“Open Book, in an authoritative and conversational way, introduces and defines many of the key services and products of academic publishers such as journals, reference, editorial, sales and marketing, licensing and copyright, and market research. The book also covers contemporary perspectives on Open Access, the university press, ebooks, and society publishing. Chapters from a notable librarian and publishing company CEO are also important contributions to this revealing book. Every academic librarian and new academic publisher employee should read this book to gain an important yet insider look with the intention of enhancing the publisher and library partnership.”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.