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.



Website: https://www.erudit.org/
X (Twitter): @eruditorg
Strategic affiliate since: 2024

Érudit is the leading research dissemination platform in Canada, specializing in the humanities and social sciences. Supported by an inter-university consortium, it provides French and English research communities with a range of services in digital publishing and dissemination. Visit erudit.org to learn more.

Érudit works with the Public Knowledge Project in Coalition Publica, a partnership to advance research dissemination and digital scholarly publishing in Canada. Together, we are supporting the social sciences and humanities journal community in the transition towards sustainable open access.

We are developing a non-commercial, open source national infrastructure for digital scholarly publishing, dissemination, and research—combining Open Journal Systems and the erudit.org platform—as well as research investigating the Canadian scholarly publishing ecosystem.


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

We publish research notes and reports on developments in scholarly publishing, the digital dissemination of research and culture, and the open science movement.

We host webinars of interest to the library and journal communities, a few recent examples include:

We work with journals and libraries to improve metadata quality in OJS, particularly for multilingual publications, here are some guides we’ve produced:

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In 2022–2023 Érudit, through Coalition Publica, participated in the LPC Canadian Community Development Working Group, which identified areas of common interest for our organizations and communities. With Érudit now an LPC strategic affiliate, we look forward to sharing progress and expertise to advance Diamond and institutionally supported open access publishing.