Past Forums

LPForum 2019 Vancouver
September 1, 2019

LPForum 2019

The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.

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Keynote: Dr. Arianna Becerril-García

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Dr. Becerril-Garcia has a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico, a Master in Computer Sciences from the same institution, and Computing Engineer from the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM). She is a member of the International Advisory Board of the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and co-founder of the Mexican Network of Institutional Repositories (REMERI). She founded AmeliCA, a community-driven initiative for Open Knowledge in Latin America and the Global South. She has published numerous papers in research journals as well as three books. She has participated in more than 40 national and international conferences. Her research topics are open access, interoperability technologies, visibility of science, semantic web and linked data. Her recent works and international conferences are “A Semantic Model for Selective Knowledge Discovery over OAI-PMH Structured Resources”, Information (Switzerland, 2018); “The end of a centralized Open Access project and the beginning of a community-based sustainable infrastructure for Latin America: Redalyc.org after fifteen years.”, ELPUB (Toronto, 2018), “The Open Access Model in Latin America”, COASP (Washington, DC, 2016); “Redalyc – ORCID integration: Inserting Latin-American authors in the global scientific conversation”, ORCID (Washington, DC, 2016).


September 20, 2018

LPForum 2018

The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.

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Keynote: Catherine Kudlick

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After two decades at the University of California, Davis, Catherine Kudlick became Professor of History and Director of the Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University in 2012. She 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.


March 22, 2017

LPForum 2017

Keynote Speakers

Eileen Joy

Eileen is a specialist in Old English literary studies and cultural studies, as well as a para-academic rogue, and a publisher, with interests in poetry and poetics, historiography, ethics, and embodiments, queer studies, speculative realism, object-oriented ontology, the ecological, the post/human, and scholarly communications. She is the Lead Ingenitor of the BABEL Working Group, Editor of postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies,  Founding Director of the open-access academic press punctum books: spontaneous acts of scholarly combustion, and Associate Director of punctum records. She lives in Santa Barbara, California where she also works with faculty, librarians, and students at UC-Santa Barbara on various open-access and maker lab initiatives.


Safiya Noble

Safiya is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Studies in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA. She also holds appointments in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender Studies, and Education. Her research on the design and use of applications on the Internet is at the intersection of race, gender, culture, and technology. Her forthcoming monograph interrogates the social justice implications of racist and sexist algorithmic bias (forthcoming, NYU Press). She currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies, and is the co-editor of two books: The Intersectional Internet: Race, Sex, Culture and Class Online(Peter Lang, Digital Formations, 2016), and Emotions, Technology & Design (Elsevier, 2015). Safiya holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in library & information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a B.A. in sociology from California State University, Fresno with an emphasis on African American/ethnic Studies.


May 19, 2016

LPForum 2016

Keynote Speakers

Cheryl BallCheryl E. Ball

Cheryl is Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies at West Virginia University and editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. She  teaches classes in editing, multimedia authoring, and digital publishing. Ball has published articles and webtexts on multimodal composition and digital publishing inClassroom Discourse, Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Fibreculture, Convergence, Hybrid Pedagogy, Kairos, Programmatic Perspectives, Technical Communication Quarterly, and Writing & Pedagogy. She has also published several books, including The New Work of Composing (co-edited with Debra Journet and Ryan Trauman); RAW: Reading and Writing New Media (co-edited with Jim Kalmbach); andWriter/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects (co-authored with Kristin Arola & Jenny Sheppard). She is co-PI on a $1m Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to build an open-access, multimedia, academic publishing platform, Vega.


Dan MorganDan Morgan

Dan is Digital Science Publisher at the University of California Press, and the Publisher of Collabra (Collabra.org), the Press’ new value-sharing OA journal. He joined UC Press in June 2014 to focus on mission-driven, not-for-profit, digital initiatives. He has worked in scholarly publishing for over 13 years, in publishing management, research, open access, and strategy roles. All of that time was at Elsevier where he ended up the head of the Psychology and Cognitive Sciences journals department, then Senior Manager for Open Access and other outreach for North America. He is a passionate advocate for open access, open science, and advancing scholarly communication.


March 30, 2015

LP Forum 2015

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Martin Paul Eve

Dr. Martin Paul Eve is a lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, UK, specialising in contemporary American fiction, primarily the works of Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and David Foster Wallace. Martin is the author of two books, Pynchon and Philosophy (Palgrave, 2014) and Open Access and the Humanities: Contexts, Controversies and the Future (Cambridge University Press, 2014). In addition, Martin is well-known for his work on open access, appearing before the UK House of Commons Select Committee BIS Inquiry into Open Access, writing for the British Academic Policy Series on the topic, being a steering-group member of the OAPEN-UK project, the Jisc National Monograph Strategy Group, the SCONUL Strategy Group on Academic Content and Communications, the Open Knowledge Foundation’s Open Access Steering Group, the Jisc Scholarly Communications Advisory Group and the HEFCE Open Access Monographs Expert Reference Panel and founding the Open Library of Humanities.


Dr. John Willinsky

John Willinsky is Khosla Family Professor of Education and Director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at Stanford University, as well as Professor (Part-Time) of Publishing Studies at Simon Fraser University, where he directs the Public Knowledge Project, which conducts research and develops open source scholarly publishing software in support of greater access to knowledge. His books include the Empire of Words: The Reign of the OED (Princeton, 1994); Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End (Minnesota, 1998); Technologies of Knowing (Beacon 2000); and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship (MIT Press, 2006).

Recordings of selected sessions are available via New Prairie Press.

 


March 6, 2014

LP Forum 2014

Keynotes

John Unsworth, University Librarian, Vice-Provost for Library and Technology Services, and Chief Information Officer at Brandeis University


Peter Berkery, Executive Director of the Association of American University Presses


Recordings of the keynotes and panels are now available, courtesy of New Prairie Press.

Posters are now available via the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication.