Events

Figuring it out together: Building foundational knowledge for OER publishing

Date and time: Wednesday, February 6th, 2pm Eastern
Presenters: Karen Lauritsen, managing director, Open Textbook Network; Karen Bjork, head of digital initiatives at Portland State University; Carla Myers, assistant librarian and coordinator of scholarly communications for the Miami University Libraries
RSVP: Instructions for RSVPing for this webinar will be sent to the LPC member listserv

Join us for a conversation about building OER publishing capacity at your institution. In what we hope will be an interactive session, we will explore expectations, goals, and possibilities around designing open textbook publishing programs. We’ll discuss how programs and services can evolve, and how two institutions are dealing with tensions around finding time, defining roles, and securing funding. We’ll discuss the Open Textbook Network Publishing Cooperative and how it’s being leveraged in a variety of institutional contexts, as well as the new Open Textbook Publishing Curriculum, which are living modules designed to support your work. We’ll also highlight the power of community in providing support and combating isolation. Bring your questions with you, including the goals and challenges you are anticipating or confronting in your own OER publishing programs.


This event is part of the 2019 Library Publishing Coalition/Open Textbook Network webinar exchange.


LPC New Member Roundtable

Date: September 20, 2018
Hosted by: The LPC Board
Moderated by: Kate McCready (University of Minnesota, 2018-19 LPC Board President)

If your library recently joined the LPC (whatever ‘recently’ means to you), if you’re new to the community, or if you just want to chat with some new folks, please join us on Thursday, September 20 from 1:00 to 2:00pm ET  for a New Member Roundtable!

The session will be informal, but attendees will have the chance to:

  • Meet members of the Board and colleagues from other member institutions
  • Learn a bit about LPC and opportunities to engage in the community
  • Share challenges, ideas for collaborative projects, and more
  • Ask questions about pretty much anything!


Roundtable, November 2017: bepress

Date: November 17, 2017, 2:00pm EST
Topic: Elsevier’s acquisition of bepress
Hosted by: The LPC Board
Moderated by: Joshua Neds-Fox (Wayne State University)

Many in the LPC community utilize bepress’s Digital Commons to underpin our publishing efforts, open access programs, and scholarly communications outreach. Some also have concerns about the actions of Elsevier, the multi-national scholarly publisher who recently purchased bepress, within the scholarly communication environment. Certainly the purchase is discussion-worthy, and we anticipate that our membership may have practical considerations to share in relation to these two vendors. What do we as individuals, as library representatives, and as a Coalition, think about the acquisition? How does it affect our strategies around publishing and open access? How can we support each other—our colleagues who are staying with bepress and those who are looking to migrate away—in making decisions about future directions, and in working together to support those decisions? Join us for a roundtable discussion addressing the purchase and the potentially complex future of Digital Commons in the academic library.


Roundtable, September 2017: Preservation

Date: September 29, 2017, 12:00-1:00pm EDT
Topic: Preservation
Moderated by: Wendy Robertson (University of Iowa, NASIG)
Guests: Ted Westervelt (Library of Congress), Bronwen Sprout (University of British Columbia, PKP), Katherine Skinner (Educopia Institute), Sam Meister (MetaArchive Cooperative)
Co-Sponsors: MetaArchive and NASIG

This is a chance to talk about what LPC members are doing to preserve the content they publish, as well as to learn about some preservation-related programs in our space. Guests and attendees will help us identify ways that the LPC can support its members in preserving their content, and opportunities to partner with other organizations to further the goal of a stable scholarly record. We hope that this will also inspire local conversations, so please feel free to invite staff working on preservation issues elsewhere in your library to attend.


Roundtable, July 2017: Digital Scholarship and Library Publishing

Date: July 20, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm EDT
Topic: Digital Scholarship and Library Publishing
Moderated by: Harriett Green (University of Illinois) and Laurie Taylor (University of Florida)
Guests: Brian Rosenblum (University of Kansas), Curtis Small (University of Delaware, Colored Conventions), Sarah Patterson (University of Massachusetts, Colored Conventions)

Clifford Lynch wrote in Rethinking Institutional Repository Strategies: Report of a CNI Executive Roundtable, “The Digital Humanities/IR relationship is very important. For faculty aggressively embracing DH work, and producing new genres of scholarly output that don’t fit within the existing publishing (and hence stewardship and preservation) systems, the ability to shift access and preservation of their work into an institutional setting is essential to legitimizing this work.” Digital scholarship presents a similar set of challenges and opportunities to library publishers. How can we support scholars in creating complex digital products? What does library publishing bring to the table in this area? How does unique digital scholarship fit into our strategies for scalability and sustainability? What does it mean to ‘publish’ a digital scholarship project, anyway? Please join us for an exploratory conversation about the current digital scholarship landscape, the opportunities for library publishers, and the needs of scholars and librarians related to this emerging area of practice.


Roundtable, May 2017: Library/Press Collaboration

Date: May 26, 2017, 12:00-12:45 EDT
Topic: Across the Great Divide: Library/Press Collaborations
Moderated by: Sarah Shreeves (University of Miami)
Guests: Peter Berkery and Brenna McLaughlin (AAUP), Mary Rose Muccie (Temple University Press), Monica McCormick (NYU Libraries and Press)

Library/press collaboration is a perennial topic of interest for the LPC community, and the publication last December of the white paper, “Across the Great Divide: Findings and Possibilities for Action from the 2016 Summit Meeting of Academic Libraries and University Presses with Administrative Relationships (P2L),” was a milestone for this ongoing conversation. Join white paper co-authors Peter Berkery and Mary Rose Muccie, P2L Summit Program Committee members Brenna McLaughlin and Monica McCormick, and LPC member co-moderator Sarah Shreeves for a discussion about the outcomes of the summit and the implications for the LPC community.


Roundtable, February 2017: OA Publication Quality

Date: February 23, 12:00-12:45 EST
Topic: OA Publication Quality (with OASPA and DOAJ)
Moderated by: Micah Vandegrift (Florida State University)
Guests: Claire Redhead (OASPA), Judith Barnsby (DOAJ)

Ensuring the quality of open access publications is a challenge, and the best way(s) to do it is a perennial topic of discussion among librarians, publishers, and scholars. These discussions have taken on a new urgency with the demise of Beall’s list of predatory open access publishers. LPC community members publish OA scholarship, educate faculty and students on navigating the OA publishing landscape, and support organizations that provide guidance to and infrastructure for OA publications. We have a unique perspective on the issue of OA quality, and this roundtable will give us an opportunity to share our thoughts with each other and with other leaders in this space. Please join Melanie Schlosser (LPC), Micah Vandegrift (co-moderator), Claire Redhead (OASPA), and Judith Barnsby (DOAJ) for a discussion about ensuring OA quality and the implications for our work going forward.