Call for Original Submissions

VOX Arts & Literary Magazine, Pace’s student-run literary magazine on the PLV Campus, is looking for your original works of art! If you’ve got quality poetry, fiction, non-fiction, artwork, and photography, VOX has a place for you to share it. Submit your entries for the Spring 2013 nature-themed issue by February 27. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni are eligible for consideration. Click here for more information and guidelines.

This year, in addition to a cover art contest, which will feature two winners for the front and back cover, there will be a prose/short story contest and poetry contest. Submissions also due by February 27 and multiple entries are allowed.

To learn more, visit vox.pace.edu.

Announcement from the Pace Library!

If you are doing any research about the publishing industry, the Pace Library has a lot to offer! On the Library home page, below “Library Services,” click Research Guides, or go directly to the Guides site. These guides point you to research databases, reference tools, websites, and books recommended by Pace librarians.

Many guides include RSS feeds from relevant organizational blogs as well as links to short instructional videos. LibGuides can be printed, are accessible to screen readers, and are even available on mobile devices! Each guide has a Librarian Profile available, so please feel free to contact the librarians with any comments or feedback regarding the guides.

The Publishing Research Guide will be of particular interest to students in the MS in Publishing program.

Feel free to contact the Pace Library if you have any questions or need assistance!

Pace University Hosts First Pace-Hunan Publishing Training Program

Hunan Group
The Hunan Publishing Group

From March 21st to April 8th 2011, Pace University’s Publishing Department hosted the first Pace-Hunan Publishing Training Program. A group of Chinese publishing professionals who sought to learn more about publishing practices in the U.S. were engaged by three weeks of intense coursework that threw them into the heart of modern American publishing.

Courses ranged from site visits to Bloomberg News Headquarters, to lectures on “Content Organization”, “Best Practices in Employee Recruitment, Development, and Retention”, and “Brand Management and Intellectual Properties.” Program participants had the chance to meet and attend lectures from industry giants like Jason Epstein, Michael Healy, Eric Frank, and George Slowik.

Pace University’s own Prof. Melissa Rosati and Prof. Kirsten Sandberg, who together presented many of the lectures during the program (with the assistance of Prof. Xiao Lian), had this to say about the experience:

We were fascinated by the tension between the openness the Chinese executives displayed as technology consumers and the hesitation they have as content producers.  During our lectures, several participants were using laptops and handheld devices to text, email, surf the Internet, read downloads, and take and upload photographs in real time–behavior perhaps more typical of executives at Google, Amazon, and Apple than at the Big Six publishers. Almost every morning, an executive came to class with new iPad2 or another gadget. Their unbridled enthusiasm of new publishing platforms as consumers was in contrast to their hesitation as producers, and with good reason: piracy is as much a problem there as it is here, except that their government does not rigorously enforce copyright protection or crack down on unauthorized online content distributors. That is a big concern in a country with some 457 million Internet users, over 40% of which read literary content online or via their mobile devices.

Our theme for the program was Innovation and Collaboration. We emphasized that publishing’s future is in a company’s ability to think in terms of content ecosystems, where creators and readers are connected through one or many social media applications and platforms. Underscoring our theme were guest speakers from Flat World Knowledge, IBM, Bowker, BISG, Barrons, John Wiley, among others.

Director of the M.S. in Publishing Program at Pace, Professor Raskin:

The Hunan Publishing Group is a very prestigious publishing organization in the Hunan province of China. We were pleased to have the opportunity to train and educate their executives and give them an understanding of how we publish books here in the U.S. Most importantly, we are working to create understanding between the U.S. and China, so we’re fostering good relations as well as a first-rate publishing education.

Professors Sandberg and Rosati give their remarks
Professors Raskin and Whitson pose for pictures

The next training group will include members from China’s Phoenix Publishing & Media Group, from May 9th through the 27th.

ePortfolio Contest for Spring 2011

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Show us who you really are for a chance to win!

Submit your ePortfolio to the spring contest!

Who can enter?
All undergraduate and graduate students in good standing with the University

What can you include in your ePortfolio?
Pictures, papers, videos, images, blogs, and anything else that captures your experiences in and outside of Pace University

What must you include in your ePortfolio?

  • A reflective statement on your Introduction page in the “Overall Reflections” box. The statement should answer the question “How does your ePortfolio reflect your personal and/or professional growth as you continue your studies at Pace University?” (250-500 words)
  • At least three complete ePortfolio pages

What are we looking for?

  • Content that reflects your personal and/or professional growth and that is delivered effectively, i.e. all links are active, all videos and photographs download properly, etc.
  • Organized, edited and proofread material
  • Creativity and originality

Where do you submit? Submit your ePortfolio through http://eportfolio.pace.edu

Deadline: April 22, 2011

Winners receive a $100 gift card to Barnes and Noble and will be recognized at the ePortfolio Student Showcase on May 4th (Pleasantville) or May 5th (NYC) with an ePortfolio Certificate of Excellence!

Questions? Please contact eportfolio@pace.edu

Academy of Management seeks Publishing Coordinator for Temporary Position

Job Title:              Publishing Coordinator

Job Status:          Full Time Temporary (Contractor – will receive 1099)

Term:                   6-8 months (approximate timeframe January 15 – August 1)

The Academy of Management is currently seeking a skilled individual to fill in for a Publishing Specialist on a full-time temporary basis beginning in January for a 6-8 month period. They’re located in Briarcliff Manor, NY on Pace University’s campus.  This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with publishing or communications experience to pick up professional work in a casual scholarly publishing environment.

The individual will handle:

  • Production, print and fulfillment activities for four scholarly journals and other titles.
  • Post production functions such as back-issue sales, advertising, permissions and postal regulations.
  • Accounts receivable, newsletter coordination and support activities for the  Publishing Department.

Temporary Responsibilities include:

  • Administer print and distribution schedules for members and subscribers
  • Coordinate advertising activities for the printed journals, main AOM website and the Annual Meeting website
  • Coordinate and proof email alerts for journals, and newsletter releases
  • Track and record invoices, royalties and statistics in spreadsheets, and prepare for payment in a timely manner
  • Release journal issues to vendor sites for member and subscriber access
  • Record payments from advertising, royalties and subscriptions in database and track in spreadsheets
  • Manage postal accounts
  • Manage Domestic and International registration of AOM Trademarks, Resolve and/or Forward permission requests to Copyright Clearance Center for processing
  • Process article requests and back issues/subscription issues
  • Record and track vendor contacts for all outsourced relationships
  • Other tasks as needed

Assist as needed in the maintenance of projects in process:

  • Backfile archiving project
  • CrossRef/DOI implementation
  • XML workflow with NLM DTD

Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Strong computing skills (Outlook, IE, MS Office)

Experience in publishing or communications.

Independent contractors only.

Please let them know how this temporary work suits your need.  Please submit your resume, letter of interest and your hourly rate to tloncar@pace.edu.