While we’re making big announcements (new website, 70th member, etc.), we have another piece of exciting news to share: the launch of a new Strategic Affiliates Program! (Clearly we’ve been busy lately.) When the LPC was founded, our original Strategic Affiliates Program was extremely helpful to us in understanding the landscape and building relationships with other organizations in our space. As we have grown, however, we have recognized a need for more engagement with our strategic affiliates, and are updating the program accordingly. The new program is limited to other membership organizations, and includes more regular communication and benefits, such as participation in LPC’s listserv and attendance at member-only events. We are launching the new program with seven initial affiliates: the Association of American University Presses, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Directory of Open Access Journals, NASIG, the Open Access Scholarly Publishers Association, the Public Knowledge Project, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing.
We welcome inquiries from other membership associations who are interested in participating in the Strategic Affiliates Program. Email Melanie Schlosser to get the conversation going! (If your organization doesn’t meet the criteria, check out our soon-to-launch Publishers and Service Providers program.)