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July 14, 2021
Call for 2022 Entries: Library Publishing Directory and IFLA Library Publishing SIG Global Library Publishing Map
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 publishing initiatives
. Together, we invite you to share information about your library’s publishing activities.
Libraries that complete the short form survey will appear in the IFLA LibPub Sig’s Global Library Publishing Map
. Libraries that wish to be included in the Library Publishing Directory
can go on to fill out the full questionnaire (30-45 minutes to complete). Get started at https://librarypublishing.org/lpdq-2022. (If your library has had an entry in a previous edition of the Directory, you will receive an email with instructions on how to update it. Email email@example.com with questions.)
While this year the questions are in English, in the future we hope to be able to translate them into IFLA’s official languages. Responses in English are strongly preferred; we may not be able to include responses in other languages.
The call for entries will close on Monday, September 13, 2021.
NOTE: The deadline for entries has been extended to Monday, September 20, 2021.
Thank you for joining in this great international collaboration. We look forward to your participation.
The Library Publishing Coalition Directory Committee
Perry Collins, University of Florida, Chair
Ian Harmon, West Virginia University
Karen Stoll Farrell, Indiana University
Nicholas Wojcik, University of Oklahoma
IFLA Special Interest Group on Library Publishing Subcommittee
Grace Liu (Canada)
Ann Okerson (USA)
About the Library Publishing Directory
The Library Publishing Directory
is an important tool for libraries wishing to learn about this emerging field, connect with their peers, and align their practices with those of the broader scholarly publishing community. Last year’s edition featured over 150 libraries in almost a dozen nations.
The Directory is published openly on the web in PDF, EPUB, as an online database of current entries, and as a research data set. It includes contact information, descriptions, and other key facts about each library’s publishing services. A print version of the Directory is also produced. The 2022 edition will be published in early 2022.
About the IFLA Library Publishing SIG Global Library Publishing Map
The goal of the LibPub SIG Global Library Publishing Map
is to document more fully the publishing activities to which IFLA’s members contribute, in order to facilitate a global community of interest and support. The IFLA LibPub Sig Global Library Publishing Map accepts submissions from While this first year the focus is on scholarly/academic library publishers, in the future the SIG plans to open submissions to all types of library publishers: academic, public, and others.