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.


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DAY 1, March 29

7:30 – 8:45am | Breakfast and Registration

8:45 – 10:00am | Opening Keynote

Dr. Martin Paul Eve, University of Lincoln

10:00 – 10:30am | Coffee Break

10:30am – 11:45am | CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Library-Press Collaboration & the Future of the Monograph
Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan
Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library
Erich van Rijn, University of California Press
Kristen Ratanatharathorn, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Critical Role of Libraries with Open Textbooks & OERs 
Cyril Oberlander, Humboldt State University
Shane Nackerud, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Found in Translation: Communicating the Value & Impact of Library Publishing
Meredith Kahn, University of Michigan
Melanie Schlosser, Ohio State University
Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University

11:45am – 1:15pm | Lunch


Library as Publisher: Responsibilities, Benefits, & Issues 
Tim Deliyannides, University of Pittsburgh
Lauren B. Collister, University of Pittsburgh
Vanessa Gabler, University of Pittsburgh
David Scherer, Purdue University Libraries

Publishing Research Data: Issues and Solutions 
Heidi Zuniga, University of Colorado Health Sciences Library

Librarian, Publisher, Teacher: Instructional Practice in the Library Publishing Environment 
Meredith Kahn, University of Michigan

2:30pm – 3:15pm | CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Scaling Up: Recovering Costs to Enable Mission-Driven Library Publishing
Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan
Jason Colman, University of Michigan

New Frontiers in Digital-Only Journal Publishing: Possibilities and Challenges
Brian Cody, Scholastica
Danielle Padula, Scholastica

Measuring Quality at UTS ePRESS
Belinda Tiffen, University of Technology Sydney
Scott Abbott, University of Technology Sydney

3:15 – 3:45pm | Coffee Break


Lightning Talks

Library Publishing Success Stories Lightning Talks

A Continuum of Publishing Opportunities: The Purdue University Library Publishing Division 
David Scherer, Purdue University
Katherine Purple, Purdue University

From Shoestring to Sustainability: Launching a Successful Independent Open Access Journal
Christopher Hollister, University at Buffalo
Stewart Brower, University of Oklahoma – Tulsa
Robert Schroeder, Portland State University

Living Language, Knowing Place: Digitally Enhanced Books for Networking Knowledge in Indigenous Studies
Darcy Cullen, UBC Press
Allan Bell, University of British Columbia

Developing Library Book Publishing Programs: A Case Study
Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, University of Florida Health Science Center Library
Cecilia Botero, University of Florida
Elizabeth Haven Hawley, Smathers Libraries, University of Florida

Library Publishing Research Briefs

The (Even More) Full Spectrum of Publishing: Published Collections
Irene Kamotsky, bepress Digital Commons

Library Publishing Costs Study: A First Look
Holly Mercer, University of Tennessee
Gail McMillan, Virginia Tech

Characteristics of Members of the Library Publishing Coalition: Birds of a Feather?
Robin Peek, Simmons College
Joshua Jasper, Simmons College

Publishing Accessibly = Publishing Sustainably
Katya Pereyaslavska, ARL

5:15 – 8:00pm | Reception and Poster Showcase

DAY 2, March 30

7:30 – 9:00am | Breakfast and Registration

9:00 – 10:15am | CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Workshop: Using the PressForward Plugin to Highlight and Disseminate Open Access Publications
Stephanie Westcott, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

The Center That Holds: Developing and Sustaining Digital Publishing Models at the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
Sarah Melton, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
Dr. Allen E. Tullos, Emory University
Jesse P. Karlsberg, Emory University

Peer Reviewed Books?! You Must be Out of Your Mind! 
Challenges and Opportunities in Establishing a Press Today
Sofie Wennström, Stockholm University Library
Thomas Neidenmark, Stockholm University Library
Brian Hole, Ubiquity Press

10:15 – 10:45am | Coffee Break

10:45am – 12:00pm | CONCURRENT SESSIONS

It Takes a Village: Educating and Supporting Editors in Library Publishing Programs
Kevin Hawkins, University of North Texas
Isaac Gilman, Pacific University
Allegra Swift, Claremont Colleges
Melanie Schlosser, Ohio State University
Karen DeVinney, University of North Texas

Staffing a Library Publishing Program: The Whos, Hows, and Whens
Irene Kamotsky, bepress
Janelle Wertzberger, Gettysburg College
Sarah Beaubien, Grand Valley State University
Elizabeth (Eli) Windchy, bepress Digital Commons

A Game of Spot the Difference: Librarians, Repository Managers, and Publishers
Phill Jones, Digital Science
Andrew Wesolek, Clemson University
Charles Watkinson, Michigan Publishing
David Scherer, Purdue University Libraries

12:00 – 1:30pm | Lunch


Publishing Libraries Collaborating At and For Scale
Maria Bonn, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Aaron McCollough, Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan

The Society Pages: How Can Library Publishing Best Support Small Scholarly Societies? (Birds of a Feather Discussion)
Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan

Library Publishing Strategy World Cafe (Workshop)
Cyril Oberlander, Humboldt State University

2:30 – 3:30pm | CLOSING KEYNOTE

Dr. John Willinsky, Stanford University

3:45 – 5:00pm | LPC Membership Meeting

6:00pm | LPC Membership Dine-Arounds