2023 Library Publishing Forum
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.
The 2023 Library Publishing Forum will be a virtual conference, scheduled to take place May 8–11, 2023.
May 8–11 | (times TBD)
March 29, 2023:
2023 Library Publishing Forum Updates: Registration, Program, Keynotes, and Social Events
The Library Publishing Forum (May 8–11, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. ETD) is virtual this year! Here are the latest updates on registration, program, and keynotes. Registration Register now! The … Continue reading 2023 Library Publishing Forum Updates: Registration, Program, Keynotes, and Social Events
November 14, 2022:
2023 Library Publishing Forum Call For Proposals
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 … Continue reading 2023 Library Publishing Forum Call For Proposals
October 5, 2022:
A Demographic Assessment of the 2022 Library Publishing Forum
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is excited to share with the wider LPC community a summary of responses to our 2022 Library … Continue reading A Demographic Assessment of the 2022 Library Publishing Forum
Dorothea Salo is Distinguished Teaching Faculty III in the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s Information School. She has written and presented internationally on privacy, copyright, scholarly publishing, and data curation. As co-investigator for the Data Doubles research project, she helped investigate undergraduates’ perceptions of privacy around campus Big Data practices. Salo holds an MA in Library and Information Studies and another in Spanish from UW-Madison.
Keynote Title: She Can’t Say That, Can She?
Description: Library publishing is becoming an integral part of libraries’ public face in academia. Given widespread attention to ethics failures in academic publishing more broadly, it behooves us to put our own publishing-ethics house in order. Library learning analytics provides multiple distressing examples of LIS publications with fairly glaring ethical flaws. How did matters devolve this far? Why aren’t we talking more about it? Are we even allowed to?
Deborah Poff is a retired Professor of Philosophy and Senior Academic Administrator. She holds four degrees from three universities in Canada (University of Guelph, Queen’s University, Carleton University). Her PhD was in Philosophy of Science and her MA was in Philosophy of Mind. Her two undergraduate degrees were a BA Honours in Psychology and a BA Honours in Philosophy. During Deborah’s career, she was variously the Director of a Research Institute; a Dean of Arts and Science; a Vice-President Academic and Provost and a President and Vice-Chancellor at various Canadian Universities.
During her career, she has also been an active researcher, teacher and editor and is the founding Editor in Chief of the Journal of Academic Ethics which she edited for over 20 years. She was the Editor of the Journal of Business Ethics for over 30 years. She is currently the Editor of the Journal of Scholarly Publishing, published by University of Toronto Press. Throughout her career, she has been the editor of five scholarly journals, a book series and has published numerous other monographs and anthologies. Her research and publication areas are: Applied Ethics, including Business and Professional Ethics; Research Ethics, Publication Ethics, Leadership Ethics and Feminist Studies. In 1995, she was awarded a lifetime honorary membership by the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women in the category of “Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship”. Her most recent publication is an anthology entitled “Corporate Social Responsibility and University Governance”. Her monograph in progress is on the history of discrimination from Aristotle to Now. She has recently completed the Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics.
Among her many service accomplishments, she served nine years on the Committee on Publication Ethics Council and Board of Trustees, including in the role of Chair and is a recognized leader in the field of publication ethics. She also served as the President of the National Council for Human Participant Protection in Canada. She has served as a leader and participant member of many organizations and committees, including the British Columbia Degree Granting Committee for the government of British Columbia. She has also been the lead of many learned societies, including as the President of the Women’s Studies Association of Canada.
In 2016, Deborah Poff was awarded the Order of Canada through the Office of the Governor General of Canada.
Keynote Title: The State of Play in Current Major Forms of Deception in Publishing: Predatory Publishing, Paper Mills and ChatGPT
Sponsors of the Library Publishing Forum demonstrate their commitment to the emerging community of library publishers, including their many affiliates and partners. By becoming a sponsor, you will reach a highly influential, international audience of potential new partners and clients. Sponsorship dollars fund the costs associated with hosting this conference (venue, catering, reception).
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Code of Conduct
All participation in the Library Publishing Forum is subject to the Library Publishing Coalition’s Code of Conduct.
- Jason Boczar, University of South Florida (chair)
- Elizabeth Bedford, University of Washington
- Emily Carlisle-Johnston, University of Western Ontario
- Jennifer Coronado, Butler University (PALNI)
- Anna Liss Jacobsen, IUPUI
- Lucinda Johnston, University of Alberta
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee
- Cosette Bruhns Alonso, University of Pennsylvania
- Hannah Fassbender, Pennsylvania State University
- Clayton Hayes, Kenyon University (guest)
- Jonah McAllister-Erickson, West Virginia University
- Alissa Miller, Middle Tennessee State University
- Lynda Ngo, Harrell Health Sciences Library
- Angel Peterson, Penn State University