Forum News

November 14, 2017

Publishing platforms preconference: Call for showcase participants!

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The Library Publishing Coalition seeks participants for a showcase session at the Library Publishing Forum’s preconference on open source publishing platforms (May 21st, 2018) at  Wilson Library at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. The preconference is affiliated with the Library Publishing Forum, which will take place May 22nd and 23rd at the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center.

The showcase session will allow attendees to learn more about the broader ecosystem of open source publishing software. We especially invite representation from:

  • Open source platforms used to publish content online
  • Open source tools related to any stage of the publishing process
  • Service providers working with open source software
  • Organizations focused on creating or sustaining open source publishing software

For more information on the preconference and the Library Publishing Forum, see our official call for showcase participants. If you have any questions, please reach out to Melanie Schlosser. Registration for the preconference will open in spring 2018.

We hope to see you in Minneapolis in May!


November 14, 2017

Call for proposals: 2018 Library Publishing Forum

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The Library Publishing Coalition Program Committee is delighted to announce that the call for proposals for the 2018 Library Publishing Forum is now open!

The Program Committee welcomes proposals on any library publishing topic. We particularly invite those that address the following themes:

  • New directions: Share your new initiatives, partnerships, or research, or tackle new challenges in library publishing.
  • Accessibility: Share how your program is working to achieve the broadest possible access to scholarship or explore opportunities for increasing the accessibility of digital publications.
  • Discovery: Share how you are increasing the reach and impact of your publications or propose collaborative solutions to discovery challenges.  

We are accepting proposals for both full sessions (60 minutes, including Q&A) and individual panel slots (~15 minutes).

The deadline for submission is January 19, 2018, and applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than February 28, 2018.

See the official call for proposals for more information on the Forum, plus instructions on how to submit.

We hope to see you in Minneapolis in May!


November 8, 2017

Announcing the 2018 Library Publishing Forum keynote speaker: Catherine Kudlick

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Catherine Kudlick photographThe Library Publishing Coalition Program Committee is excited to announce that the keynote address at the 2018 Library Publishing Forum will be given by Catherine Kudlick, Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University.

Dr. Kudlick has published a number of books and articles in disability history, including Reflections: the Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Postrevolutionary France and “Disability History: Why We Need Another Other” in the American Historical Review. She oversaw completion of Paul Longmore’s posthumously published book, Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity. She is co-editing The Oxford Handbook of Disability History with Michael Rembis and Kim Nielsen. As director of the Longmore Institute, she directed the public history exhibit “Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights” and co-hosts Superfest International Disability Film Festival. She has been active in electronic accessibility initiatives, first at UC Davis and more recently in public advocacy.

We are looking forward to learning more about Dr. Kuclick’s work on accessible book publishing, and to exploring how library publishing can help make scholarship accessible to all!

 


August 3, 2017

Owned By The Academy: A Preconference on Open Source Publishing Platforms

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Promotional image for preconferenceSave the date for a 2018 Library Publishing Forum preconference on open source publishing platforms! This full-day workshop will give attendees an opportunity to learn more about the landscape of open source publishing software and associated service providers, and give platform developers the opportunity to interact with each other and with the community.

Owned By The Academy: A Preconference on Open Source Publishing Platforms will take place on Monday, May 21st, 2018, in the Wilson Library at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. (Note: This is within the three-day date range we have already announced for the Forum. Monday will be preconferences, followed by two full days of Forum programming.)

Keep an eye out for further details.


June 28, 2017

Announcing the location of the 2019 Library Publishing Forum

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The 2019 Library Publishing Forum will take place at Simon Fraser University’s downtown Harbour Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, dates to be determined. A comprehensive university dedicated to community-engaged research and education, SFU has been a member of the Library Publishing Coalition since its initial project phase, and is a founding partner for the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). Library publishing programs worldwide rely on Open Journal Systems and other open-source publishing tools developed by PKP, thanks to SFU’s ongoing support. Thank you to Simon Fraser University for hosting the Forum!

Future Forum hosts will be chosen through an open call for proposals. Look for a call in 2018 for the 2020 Forum.


June 28, 2017

Announcing the location of the 2018 Library Publishing Forum!

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Northrop Mall and the downtown Minneapolis skyline by Patrick O'Leary

The Library Publishing Coalition Program Committee is excited to announce the host and location for the 2018 Library Publishing Forum. Starting in 2018, we will return to hosting the Forum at a member institution, which allows us to keep attendee costs reasonable while providing opportunities for library tours and other engagement with the host. We are delighted to partner with the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 2018!

McNamara Alumni Center by Patrick O'LearyNext year’s Forum will be held on Monday through Wednesday, May 21-23, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the McNamara Alumni Center. With over 47,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship campus of the University of Minnesota system, and the state’s land-grant university. The U of MN Libraries has been an active member of the Library Publishing Coalition since its initial project phase, publishing open journals, textbooks, monographs, and dynamic scholarly serials. The U of MN College of Education and Human Development is also the founding member and host of the Open Textbook Network and Open Textbook Library.

A Call for Proposals for the 2018 Library Publishing Forum will appear in late 2017.