The Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) recently released a report regarding the role of libraries in the electronic era. One of the recommendations is:
Public libraries should be champions of self-publishing and should feature self-published books in their eBook offerings.
The first thing that came to my mind when I read this was family history publishing. With local libraries mentoring citizens on writing, editing and publishing issues and providing exposure to the resulting histories, everybody wins. And, because the reach of electronic books is global, even histories written about distant locations are easily accessible to all.
That’s just one of the report’s recommendations. Read the entire report to see the rest.