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


December 13, 2018

LPC/Open Textbook Network webinar exchange

To lead into our joint preconference to the Library Publishing Forum (Opening the Classroom: Publishing Open Educational Resources, 5/8/19), the Library Publishing Coalition and the Open Textbook Network are organizing a webinar “exchange”! LPC is hosting a webinar for its members on the OTN’s Publishing Cooperative, and OTN is holding a series of three webinars … Continue reading LPC/Open Textbook Network webinar exchange


December 12, 2018

Nominations are open for the 2019 research award!

‘Tis the season…to nominate yourself or a colleague for the 2019 LPC Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing! LPC’s Research Committee is accepting nominations for the award until January 25th. Nominated publications must present original research, theory, or practice, and must have been published during the 2018 calendar year. One change for this year: the … Continue reading Nominations are open for the 2019 research award!


November 29, 2018

The state of the field: An excerpt from the 2019 Library Publishing Directory

As much as we love the searchable online interface for the Library Publishing Directory, it doesn’t include the introduction found in the print, PDF, and EPUB versions. Each year, the Directory‘s introduction includes a ‘state of the field’ based on that year’s data that highlights trends and new developments in library publishing as reported by the programs that … Continue reading The state of the field: An excerpt from the 2019 Library Publishing Directory


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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.

  • 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
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Tulane University
  • 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 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 Commonwealth 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.