Call for proposals now open!
Submit a proposal for the 2022 Library Publishing Forum, with online and in-person options.
New Intersections post
Shawn Martin reflects on how the values of OA intersect with the economics of transformative agreements
New Strategic Affiliate
Welcoming Jisc as a new LPC Strategic Affiliate!
Read the Quarterly Update
Updates from the LPC Fellowship Program, new members and affiliates, and more!
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.
Library Publishing Curriculum
Engage with the Curriculum in 3 new formats: self-paced courses, a textbook, and teaching materials.
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
October 13, 2021
The Library Publishing Workflows project is gearing up for a whole set of major releases — starting next week with the full workflow documentation for all twelve of our partner libraries. This week, we have a couple of teasers to whet your appetite and get you thinking about publishing workflows! For those of you who … Continue reading →
October 6, 2021
The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in or considering publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not … Continue reading →
September 20, 2021
As participation in library publishing grows, community involvement and leadership has become increasingly important for the profession. To encourage and recognize such service, the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) gives out an annual Exemplary Service Award. The award recognizes substantial contributions by an LPC community member to advancing the mission, vision, or values of the 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 Louisville
University of Massachusetts Amherst
UMass Chan 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.