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.

From the LPC Blog


June 14, 2021

LPC welcomes a new member: the University of Oklahoma

Please join us in welcoming the University of Oklahoma as a new member of the Library Publishing Coalition. The voting rep is Jen Waller, jenwaller@ou.edu. A statement from the University of Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma (OU) Libraries offers journal hosting for faculty-driven, open access publications. Their scholarly publishing services team – Jen Waller, Nicholas Wojcik, Sara Huber, and Catherine … Continue reading LPC welcomes a new member: the University of Oklahoma


June 10, 2021

LPC welcomes a new strategic affiliate: ARL

The Library Publishing Coalition is delighted to welcome the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) as a new strategic affiliate! About ARL: The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of … Continue reading LPC welcomes a new strategic affiliate: ARL


June 8, 2021

Intersections: Connecting and Collaborating – Reflections of a Consortial Library Publisher

Intersections is an occasional series where community members reflect on what they are seeing in other parts of their professional world and what library publishers can learn from it.  By Amanda Hurford, Private Academic Library Network of Indiana (PALNI) A conference icebreaker recently posed the question: How do you describe your job to someone who has … Continue reading Intersections: Connecting and Collaborating – Reflections of a Consortial Library Publisher


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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.

  • Atla
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston College
  • California Digital Library
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Claremont Colleges Library
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dublin Business School
  • 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
  • McGill University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Minitex
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pacific University
  • Penn State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Portland State University
  • Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • San Francisco State University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tulane University
  • Université du Québec à Montréal
  • University College London (UCL) Libraries & UCL Press
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Houston
  • University of Illinois
    at Chicago
  • University of Illinois
    at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • 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 Texas
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington University
    in St. Louis
  • Wayne State University
  • Weill Cornell Medicine—Qatar
  • West Virginia University

Digital Publishing

What is Library Publishing?

The LPC defines library publishing as the set of activities led by academic and research libraries and library consortia 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.