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Updates from the LPC Fellowship Program, new members and affiliates, and more!
Call for entries for the 2022 Library Publishing Directory
Complete the questionnaire to submit an entry to the 2022 Directory and to IFLA's LibPub SIG global map.
Library Publishing Directory Research Data Set
New! All the data from our 2014-2021 directories are available for your research.
Winners of 2021 Publishing Practice Awards Announced
Congratulations to the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries – Mavs Open Press for exemplary work in the category of Accessibility, and to the University of Cape Town Libraries for exemplary work in the category of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Apply for a 2021-2023 LPC Fellowship
The call for applications is open!
New Strategic Affiliate
LPC welcomes ARL as a new strategic affiliate!
Library Publishing Curriculum
Engage with the Curriculum in 3 new formats: self-paced courses, a textbook, and teaching materials.
Miss a presentation at the 2021 Forum? We've linked to many of the videos and slides from the Forum page.
Workflow Diagram Software Options
Brandon Locke shares a brief evaluation of tools available for creating workflow diagrams.
The LPC is an independent, community-led membership association of academic and research libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing. We welcome strategic affiliate relationships with other membership organizations with similar values and interests, and relationships with publishers and service providers who are interested in working with the community of library publishers.
From the LPC Blog
July 21, 2021
Check out our latest Quarterly Update! It includes: Community News 2021-2023 LPC Fellowship Call for Applications Library Publishing Directory news Recipients of the 2021 Publishing Practice Awards New LPC member New Strategic Affiliate Kudos! Library Publishing Forum 2021 Forum Roundup Forum reflections series LPC Research Updates from the Library Publishing Workflows Project Blog Spotlight Transitions … Continue reading →
July 21, 2021
Last year’s Program Committee was tasked with planning the first born-virtual Library Publishing Forum. Recognizing that a week-long online event would just add to a year’s worth of Zoom fatigue and isolation, they made a concerted effort to add as much compassion and humanity to the experience as they possibly could. (And they managed to … Continue reading →
July 14, 2021
The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Library Publishing Special Interest Group (LibPub SIG) have partnered to survey the landscape of publishing in libraries across the globe. LPC is seeking submissions for its 9th annual Library Publishing Directory. IFLA’s LibPub SIG has created a first-of-its-kind Map of global library … Continue reading →
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Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) members comprise a robust network of libraries committed to enhancing, promoting, and exploring this growing field. Our members include academic and research libraries and library consortia that have or are considering library publishing programs.
California Digital Library
California Polytechnic State University
Carnegie Mellon University
Claremont Colleges Library
Dublin Business School
Florida State University
George Mason University
Grand Valley State University
Illinois Wesleyan University
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Iowa State University
James Madison University
Kansas State University
Library of Congress
Middle Tennessee State University
Missouri State University
Murray State University
Ohio State University
Penn State University
Portland State University
Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
San Francisco State University
Simon Fraser University
University College London (UCL) Libraries & UCL Press
University of Alberta
University of Arizona
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of Cincinnati
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Guelph
University of Houston
University of Illinois
University of Illinois
University of Iowa
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Medical School
University of Miami
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
University of Minnesota
University of New Brunswick
University of North Texas
University of Oklahoma
University of Ottawa
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of South Florida
University of Tennessee
University of Texas at Arlington
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Western Ontario
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Washington State University
in St. Louis
Wayne State University
Weill Cornell Medicine—Qatar
West Virginia University
What is Library Publishing?
The LPC defines library publishing as the set of activities led by academic and research libraries and library consortia to support the creation, dissemination, and curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works.
Generally, library publishing requires a production process, presents original work not previously made available, and applies a level of certification to the content published, whether through peer review or extension of the institutional brand.
Based on core library values, and building on the traditional skills of librarians, it is distinguished from other publishing fields by a preference for Open Access dissemination as well as a willingness to embrace informal and experimental forms of scholarly communication and to challenge the status quo.