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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November 14, 2022

2023 Library Publishing Forum Call For Proposals

The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in or considering publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not … Continue reading 2023 Library Publishing Forum Call For Proposals


November 2, 2022

Nominations being accepted for the 2023 Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing

As participation in library publishing grows, the development of a strong evidence base to inform best practices and demonstrate impact is essential. To encourage research, theory, and innovative practice in library publishing (for a definition of “library publishing”, see the LPC website home page), the Library Publishing Coalition is pleased to support the Award for … Continue reading Nominations being accepted for the 2023 Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing


November 2, 2022

Apply for a 2023 Publishing Practice Award

The Library Publishing Coalition is excited to announce that we are now accepting applications for the third annual Publishing Practice Awards. These awards are designed to recognize and raise awareness of effective and sustainable library publishing practices. The Publishing Practice Awards will highlight library publishing programs that implement concepts advanced in the LPC’s An Ethical … Continue reading Apply for a 2023 Publishing Practice Award


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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
  • Atlanta University Center
  • Boston College
  • California Digital Library
  • 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
  • Library of Congress
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Missouri State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pacific University
  • Penn State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Portland State University
  • Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
  • Purdue University
  • Rice University
  • Rutgers University
  • Simon Fraser 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 State University
  • Washington University
    in St. Louis
  • Wayne State University
  • Weill Cornell Medicine—Qatar
  • West Virginia University
  • York 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.