IFLA LibPub + IFLA Strategy: Launching the Global Library Publishing Map
From the International Federation of Library Associations:
The IFLA LibPub SIG, nested within the IFLA Standing Committee on Acquisition and Collection Development, formally came into being in 2018. In the 2-year period 2019-2021 IFLA LibPub has already launched a number of ambitious programs and activities, creating a lively and comprehensive community of IFLA participants engaged in the library publishing landscape.
We are excited to launch the Global Library Publishing Map. This simple search tool is the first-of-its-kind online database to accommodate the submitted and edited entries, mainly drawn from the annual Directory of LPC.
Global Library Publishing Map: lib-pub.org
The first main action involved documenting library publishing activities among IFLA’s global membership.
In taking on this task, LibPub was inspired by the leadership of the US-based Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), which had begun documenting the library publishing of its core heavily US-based members and since 2014 has developed a robust process and structure for producing its annual Directory (print and electronic).
Ann Okerson, IFLA LibPub member and Senior Advisor on Electronic Strategies for the Center for Research Libraries, talked to us about the launch of the Global Library Publishing map:
We are excited to launch the Global Library Publishing Map. This simple search tool is the first-of-its-kind online database to accommodate the submitted and edited entries, mainly drawn from the annual Directory of LPC. Users can search by name and filter per type of library, and also access an ongoing list of useful resources. This database with a strong visual component is a work in progress. It will continue to grow and evolve as digital work in perpetuity!
Direct to Library Publishing Map
Additional LibPub SIG Resources
- Check out IFLA LibPub’s main webpage
- Follow IFLA LibPub on Twitter
- Check out the IFLA LibPub’s Open Programme (October 2020)
- Check out the full video proceedings of IFLA LibPub’s Midterm meeting (2020 – Oslo, Norway)
- Check out the full video proceedings of IFLA LibPub’s Midterm meeting (2019 – Dublin, Ireland)
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