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.

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February 13, 2018

Library Publishing Forum registration and scholarships

Registration is now open for the 2018 Library Publishing Forum (May 22-23), Owned by the Academy: A Preconference on Open Source Publishing Platforms (May 21), and the KairosCamp Editors Workshop (May 20-21). Registration Instructions  Instructions and fees are detailed on our website. New this year: Special discounted rates for students and attendees from low- and middle-income countries! First-Time Attendee … Continue reading Library Publishing Forum registration and scholarships


February 7, 2018

Opportunity for spring memberships for new LPC members

Thinking about applying for LPC membership for the 2018-19 membership year? Interested in starting your membership even earlier? The LPC membership year runs from July 1st to June 30th, and a flat fee of $2,000 is required for new memberships, regardless of when they are instated. Due to increased interest in LPC membership this year … Continue reading Opportunity for spring memberships for new LPC members


February 7, 2018

Predatory publishing from a global south perspective

The Fellows Journal is a forum for the current Library Publishing Coalition fellows to share their experiences and raise topics for discussion within the community. Learn more about the Fellowship Program  The unilateral determination of a definition of predatory publishing, by Jeffrey Beall, has sent the research publishing world into a tizz. Even though Beall has withdrawn his … Continue reading Predatory publishing from a global south perspective


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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.

  • Boston College
  • California Digital Library
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Claremont University Consortium
  • Colby College
  • Dartmouth College
  • DePaul University
  • Emory University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University
  • Kansas State University
  • La Trobe University
  • Library of Congress
  • Lynn University
  • Macalester College
  • McGill University
  • Minitex
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific University
  • Penn State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Portland State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Tulane University
  • University College London (UCL)
    Libraries & UCL Press
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Illinois
    at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Valparaiso University
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington University
    in St. Louis
  • Wayne State University
  • West Virginia University

Digital Publishing

What is Library Publishing?

The LPC defines library publishing as the set of activities led by college and university libraries 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.