Publishing your own work


Digital technologies are changing the face of publishing and putting the power to publish in the hands of academics. Research and scholarship represent invaluable intellectual capital but only if it is disseminated to present and future audiences. Traditional publishers are rejecting more and more manuscripts as the number of people trying to get published increases.

This short session will introduce you to the possibilities of publishing journals and books through the Institutional Repository Arrow@DIT.

Arrow has a suite of products that automate the whole publishing process from start to finish. DIT is already publishing 3 journals through Arrow and there are more to come. But the possibilities are endless. So why should you be interested?

  • Have you got an out of print book that could be revised and republished?
  • Are you an expert in a field that is not well served by existing journals?
  • Are you involved in a new field that is not recognised by existing journals?
  • Are you interested in publishing collaboratively?
  • Can you translate your teaching into a textbook?

This kind of publishing is a joint venture between the academic staff and the Library supported by the technical infrastructure that is Arrow.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all staff interested in publishing their own work.

Links to DIT Institutional Objectives

This workshop is considered to support the following DIT institutional objectives:

  • Develop and support teaching excellence
  • Promote external and internal engagement
Any pre-requisites / advance preparation required?

There are no pre-requisites for this workshop.

Facilitated by?

This workshop is facilitated by Yvonne Desmond (Manager of Arrow and DIT Library Central Services Unit) and Kevin O'Rourke (DIT Head of eLearning Support & Development).