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


August 14, 2018

Report from the LPC DOAJ Task Force: New resources to support library publishers

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a nonprofit online directory that indexes and provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals (and is a strategic affiliate of the LPC). To be indexed in the DOAJ directory, journals need to meet the rigorous DOAJ selection criteria. Securing inclusion for a journal in the … Continue reading Report from the LPC DOAJ Task Force: New resources to support library publishers


August 10, 2018

LPC’s new strategic plan

The LPC is excited to release our very first strategic plan! The result of more than a year of work by the Board and the community, the plan will guide the organization’s efforts over the next five years. It will focus our work in three goal areas: Promulgate best practices in library publishing Strengthen the … Continue reading LPC’s new strategic plan


August 7, 2018

Library Publishing Curriculum: Policy module released

We are very excited to announce the release of the fourth module of openly licensed curriculum materials created as part of the ‘Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing‘ project. The Policy Module covers how library publishers develop policies that guide specific areas of their work. In this initial release, it is focused on policies … Continue reading Library Publishing Curriculum: Policy module released


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Our Members

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.

  • American Theological Library Association
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston College
  • California Digital Library
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Claremont University Consortium
  • Colby College
  • Columbia 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
  • Lynn University
  • Macalester College
  • McGill University
  • Minitex
  • Northeastern University
  • 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
  • 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 Guelph
  • 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 Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Texas
  • 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
  • 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.