LPC Blog

The Library Publishing Coalition Blog is used to share news and updates about the LPC and the Library Publishing Forum, to draw attention to items of interest to the community, and to publish informal commentaries by LPC members and friends.

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 and occasionally invites their leadership to group discussions on topics of broad interest. This work helps us to support the ‘community of communities,’ to align our work and to avoid duplication of effort. However, it is largely invisible to LPC’s membership. To recognize our affiliates’ contributions to our community, and to connect our members to resources and opportunities in peer communities, we are publishing a series of Affiliate Spotlights on the blog in 2024.


Name: Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)
Website: https://www.cni.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cni.org/
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/coalition-for-networked-information/
Mastodon: https://mastodon.social/@cni
X (Twitter): @cni_org
Strategic affiliate since: 2017

The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) is a joint program of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE that promotes the use of information technology to advance scholarship and education. Over 200 organizations representing higher education, publishing, information technology, scholarly and professional organizations, foundations, and libraries and library organizations, make up CNI’s members. Learn more at cni.org.


We asked our affiliates to identify some of their resources that may be of interest to the LPC community.


Our two communities haven’t undertaken any formal projects together, but we regularly share information and cross-promote items of interest. CNI staff have also contributed enormously to an ongoing series of discussions about event planning (hosted by LPC staff and attended by strategic affiliate representatives and other community managers), which have helped us to shape the Library Publishing Forum program going forward.