May 22, 2022

Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) Launches as Community-Led Membership Association

Note: The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) ago began 18 months (January 2013) as a “seed-funded” organization (in collaboration with Educopia) with more than 50 academic libraries as serving as founding members. In late October 2013 LPC published the Library Publishing Directory and in March 2014 the organization held the inaugural Library Publishing Forum in Kansas City, Missouri. 

From the Formal Launch Announcement:

2014-07-04_17-32-20The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) formally launches today as an independent, community­ led membership association after an eighteen month start­up period. The LPC supports an evolving, distributed range of publishing practices and furthers the interests of library publishers. It promotes collaboration, knowledge ­sharing, and networking among libraries and between libraries and other publishers, especially university presses.

Dr. Martin Halbert, Dean of Libraries at the University of North Texas described the significance of the LPC for the profession. “As the landscape of scholarly communication continues to evolve there is an increasingly important need for library and publishing operations to be aligned and integrated. The Library Publishing Coalition provides an important forum for collaboration and information sharing between institutions interested in this critically important arena.”

Academic and research libraries in the US and Canada are invited to join this active and growing organization, which offers opportunities for engagement with like­ minded colleagues and entry into a national conversation around this emerging field. Other member benefits will include:

● Voting rights, including the opportunity to vote in LPC Board elections

● Opportunities to serve on committees, working groups, and the LPC Board

● Opportunities to participate in professional development and training

● Access to publications and resources compiled, hosted, and created by the LPC

● Access to members ­only email announcement and discussion lists

● Special registration rates for Library Publishing Coalition event

Additional Library Publishing Coalition Materials

Direct to: Library Publishing Directory (PDF or EPUB) ||| Order via Purdue U. Press

Direct to Slides From LPC Forum (March 2014)

Direct to Posters From LPC Forum (via Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication

Direct to Presentations Re: Library Publishing

Direct to List of LPC Participants

Hat Tip/Thanks: Against-the-Grain

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