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Library Publishing Coalition


"Between January 2013 and December 2014, 61 academic libraries, in collaboration with the Educopia Institute, founded the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC). The project emerged from conversations between Purdue University, the University of North Texas, and Virginia Tech regarding the need for a community dedicated to advancing the field of library publishing." --Library Publishing Coalition website

LPC had its inaugural Library Publishing Forum in 2014. It brought together librarians and other publishers to define and address major questions; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote a community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing.

For a complete record of the recorded sessions from the annual Library Publishing Forums go to New Priairie Press' Library Publishing Forum - Recorded Sessions.

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  • Charles Watkinson (chair), Purdue University Press; Faye A. Chadwell, Oregon State University Libraries and Press; Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library; John Sherer, University of North Carolina Press (2014-06-16)
    There are many players in the scholarly communications space including librarians (current service/collections models), the academic institution (campus administration, research centers, colleges and departments), researchers ...
  • Martin Halbert (chair), University of North Texas; Curtis Fletcher, Alliance for Networking Visual Culture; Jeremy Morse, Michigan Publishing; David Ruddy, Cornell University (2014-06-16)
    The academic library makes various commitments to infrastructure support, development, and maintenance in support of its scholarly publishing programs. Infrastructure may be collaborative, exploratory, innovative, or ...
  • John Unsworth, Brandeis University (2014-06-16)
  • Kevin Smith (chair), Duke University; Tom Hickerson, University of Calgary; Lisa Macklin, Emory University; Cyril Oberlander, SUNY Geneseo (2014-06-16)
    What is the mission of library publishing? How does it align with the mission of the library? The university? How does it differ from the mission of other publishing organizations, and in what ways does it vary from library ...
  • Peter Berkery, Association of American University Presses (2014-06-16)
    During his first twelve months as AAUP's new executive director, Peter Berkery has visited over 40 university presses in order to learn first-hand the challenges and opportunities facing this critical component of the ...