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.
David’s extensive experience in academic publishing, his business background, and his sensitivity to the challenges facing both libraries and content providers combine to make him an excellent source of insights and advice. We have found his input invaluable in helping Docuseek figure out how best to serve colleges and universities.
– Jim Davis | President of Docuseek
David is an inspirational executive and publisher, purpose driven and committed to supporting authors to maximize the impact of their work on students, researchers and society more broadly. I would not hesitate to recommend David as a publishing partner, and I look forward to seeing Lived Places Publishing make a lasting contribution at the intersection of social identity and location.
– Tony Roche | CEO of Emerald Publishing
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
Guiding first-year students through these questions and helping them produce a respectable research paper is a top concern of librarians, staff in the writing center, and faculty who teach introductory, writing-intensive courses. For those of us who work in the development and provisioning of products to support the university, addressing the needs of first year students must be a top priority. And we can take our lead from faculty and staff deploying methods such as scaffolding or chunking the research process. We should ask how our product design process supports the methodology and infrastructure our customer institutions have developed to teach basic research and writing skills.
Lived Places Publishing was founded by a career professor and a career educational publisher with a specific vision: A world where difference and identity are celebrated by all. We believe that we can best contribute to achieving this vision by publishing short, course-reading materials that allow faculty to select from an ever-growing array of titles that explore the intersection of identity and place.