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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 libraries across the globe. LPC is seeking submissions for the 2024 Library Publishing Directory. IFLA’s Library Publishing Map of the World is a first-of-its-kind online database of global library publishing initiatives. Together, we invite you to share information about your library’s scholarly publishing activities.

PLEASE NOTE THIS SIGNIFICANT CHANGE: Beginning this year, we are moving from an annual publication schedule to collecting data and publishing the Directory every other year. That means that if you miss the 2024 Directory survey, you won’t have another chance to be included until 2026. This change in schedule will allow us to undertake more focused topical surveys in the off years, and will allow for more time in the publication schedule for data analysis and writing.

Libraries who fill out only the brief profile will be included only in the IFLA map. Libraries that wish to be included in the print, PDF, and EPUB Library Publishing Directory can go on to fill out the full questionnaire (20-30 minutes to complete). Get started at https://librarypublishing.org/lpdq-2024/. You will be able to save your in-progress submission and return to it, but you may also want to preview the questions. (If your library has had an entry in a previous edition of the Directory, you should have received an email with instructions on how to access information from your previous submission. Email contact@librarypublishing.org with questions.)

Responses in English are strongly preferred; we may not be able to include responses in other languages.

The call for entries will close on March 31, 2024.
Note: The deadline for submissions has been extended to April 25, 2024.

Thank you for joining in this great international collaboration. We look forward to your participation.

The Library Publishing Coalition Directory Committee

Allison Brown, SUNY Geneseo, Co-chair
Briana Knox, University of North Texas, Co-chair
Jody Bailey, Emory University
Emily Carlisle-Johnston, Western University
Ryan Otto, Kansas State University
Ted Polley, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Angel Peterson, Penn State, Board liaison

IFLA Special Interest Group on Library Publishing Subcommittee

Grace Liu (Canada)
Ann Okerson (USA)

About the Library Publishing Directory

The Library Publishing Directory is an important tool for libraries wishing to learn about this emerging field, connect with their peers, and align their practices with those of the broader community. Last year’s edition featured over 150 libraries in almost a dozen nations.

The Directory is published openly on the web in PDF, EPUB, and as an online database. It includes contact information, descriptions, and other key facts about each library’s publishing services. A print version of the Directory is also produced. The 2024 edition will be published in late 2024.

About the IFLA Library Publishing SIG Library Publishing Map of the World

The goal of the LibPub SIG map is to document more fully the publishing activities to which IFLA’s members contribute, in order to facilitate a global community of interest and support. While in its first year the focus was on scholarly/academic library publishers, now the SIG is opening submissions to all types of library publishers: academic, public, and others.

Submissions will appear in the IFLA Library Publishing Map of the World, easily accessible by IFLA members and friends, including LPC members.

Submit an entry to the 2024 Directoy