I’ve had my share of successes and failures in my many years in content-based product management. With this 8-part series, I aim to support product managers tasked with building products that incorporate content, licensed or originally published, into learning and/or research solutions.
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The university library should be a more central resource to faculty in selecting materials from which to design their courses. In the past year I have come to realize there is a much more fundamental and profound argument regarding learning belonging in the library to which I must lend my voice and this column.
Here’s my overview of the Founding Mission of Lived Places Publishing: Affordable Course Readings, Library-Friendly Access, and Giving Voice to Social Identity in Context and Place
For us, it is very important to have a catalog that shows the narrative tradition in each of the countries and communities. We also value the adjacent languages other than Spanish and Portuguese, such as Catalan, Basque, Guarani, Zapotec and many other indigenous languages. It is important for us that the realities are told by members of these communities, that is, that a film about the FARC is directed by a Colombian.
We want to work in organizations, institutions, and businesses that acknowledges the diversity and richness that encompasses society. As consumers of information and entertainment, we want to know that this same diversity and richness is being represented in media. As publishers, librarians, and faculty, we want to ensure that our catalogs, our collections, and our courses are representing all voices and all perspectives. This is the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion movement that has gained tremendous momentum over the past decade.