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

January 30, 2023

LPC Documentation Month returns this February!

Documentation: we all know it’s important. It helps to preserve institutional memory, allows future you to get up to speed, and can be a useful resource to share with colleagues. … Continue reading LPC Documentation Month returns this February!


January 25, 2023

2023 Library Publishing Directory: Call for Entries

The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Library Publishing Special Interest Group (LibPub SIG) are partnering to survey the landscape of scholarly publishing in … Continue reading 2023 Library Publishing Directory: Call for Entries


January 23, 2023

Transitions: Workflows and Deadlines: Making the Transition from Corporate to Academic Library Publishing

Transitions is an occasional series where community members reflect on the things they have learned while moving from one institution to another or one role to another.  By Corinne Guimont, Digital … Continue reading Transitions: Workflows and Deadlines: Making the Transition from Corporate to Academic Library Publishing


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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.