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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June 6, 2024

Affiliate Spotlight: Public Knowledge Project

LPC’s Strategic Affiliates Program connects our community with peer membership communities working in libraries, publishing, and scholarly communications. LPC’s leadership has regular touch base calls with each of our affiliates … Continue reading Affiliate Spotlight: Public Knowledge Project


June 4, 2024

Understanding the Revised ADA Title II: Implications for Library Publishing

Accessibility is a critical issue for all library activities, but library publishing has a unique set of opportunities and challenges in this area, including web accessibility and production workflows. With … Continue reading Understanding the Revised ADA Title II: Implications for Library Publishing


May 30, 2024

LPC welcomes Érudit as a new strategic affiliate

The Library Publishing Coalition is delighted to welcome Érudit as a new strategic affiliate! A statement from Érudit: With over 5 million users a year, Érudit is Canada’s leading platform … Continue reading LPC welcomes Érudit as a new strategic affiliate


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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.

  • Atla
  • Atlanta University Center
  • Boston College
  • California Digital Library
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Claremont Colleges Library
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dublin Business School
  • Emory University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University
  • Kansas State University
  • Library of Congress
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Oregon State University
  • Penn State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Portland State University
  • Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Stanford University
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tulane University
  • University College London (UCL) Libraries & UCL Press
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Houston
  • University of Illinois
    at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • UMass Chan 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
  • William and Mary

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.