Faculty Publishing Practices: Insights and Benefits for Liaison Librarianship





Liaison, Engagement, Collection development, Engineering


This study reports on the publishing preferences of engineering faculty at a research institution. Faculty publications indexed in Scopus database over a ten-year period (2012-2021) were analyzed to identify publication types, publisher preference, and changes in publisher preferences observed over the period of this study. The findings expand the liaison librarians' knowledge of the liaison area, offer ideas for future outreach and engagement activities, and provide additional data for collection development strategies.


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How to Cite

Solomon, D. (2023). Faculty Publishing Practices: Insights and Benefits for Liaison Librarianship. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (104). https://doi.org/10.29173/istl2761



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