Content Development & Editorial


Content and Editorial Development is comprised of gathering, organizing, writing, editing, and arranging information on a website for publications, journals, e-zines, etc. The following resources below are free or low-cost services for library publishing needs.


LibGuides: Best Practice guide: Developing Content
Western Illinois University has created a LibGuide filled with best practices for designing LibGuides.

Research Support in the Library and on Campus–University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
The University’s Research and Publication Committee created a list of links to resources both on campus and in the larger scholarly community for developing content, designing research, and securing funding. This resources also includes information like newsletters to subscribe to, library-hosted courses in research tools to attend, and equipment rental.

LimeSurvey [$ for premium content]
An online tool for developing and implementing data collection surveys.

The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop: A Guide to the Craft of Fiction
By Stephen Koch
This book addresses content development in fiction writing such as creating characters, structuring a plot, and developing a personal style.

Library Research Service
A division of the Colorado State Library, this group conducts research about libraries, provide data to librarians and community stakeholders, and education librarians about how to use data more effectively.

In the Library with the Lead Pipe
An open access, peer-reviewed journal covering a variety of topics of interest to librarians, educators, and administrators.

Seven (serious) networking tips from The Machiavellian Librarian
Advice for academic librarians on how to integrate themselves into the research agendas of their institutions through participation in department committees, attendance at subject-specific conferences, and strategic partnerships.

Library 2.011 Free Web Tools for Libraries
This archive of the slides from a presentation given at the Library 2.011 Conference on November 3, 2011, covers free, online resources of particular use to librarians engaged in instruction.

Highwire [$]
Hosting and content management solutions for academic libraries including collaboration tools, peer review management systems, and publishing tools.

Digital Tools for Researchers
A collection of links to resources, tools, and networking platforms for researchers.

Spectrum Research Repository at Concordia University
Scholars can deposit their work for archiving in this open access research repository run by the university library.

The Researching Librarian Blog
Web tools useful for librarians doing research.

Libraries, Authors, and Publishing Online Conference Archive
A description of the conference hosted on September 8, 2014 by a non-profit organization offering distance education, ILL delivery, consulting, and other services to member libraries.

Training Magazine Network [$ fee for some content]
Site hosting professional development webinars and articles about leadership, training, and management.

Traditional Fine Arts Organization Free Online Digital Library
An example of a low-cost digital library project, including descriptions of its processes for acquisitions, deselection, retrieval, protection of content, and open access.

Library Publishing Forum 2015
Links to selected recordings from the conference organized by the Library Publishing Coalition on the theme of “Creating and Supporting Sustainable Publishing Programs.”

Getting the Word Out: Academic Libraries as Scholarly Publishers, Edited by Maria Bonn
and Mike Furlough
Free, PDF version of the book published by the Association of College and Research Libraries