Day/Time: May 15, 2024, 8:45 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.

Room: Memorial Hall

Keynote Speaker: Katherine Skinner, Research Lead, Invest in Open Infrastructure

Description: A decade ago, Educopia, together with 60 universities, seed-funded and hosted the inaugural Library Publishing Forum. In that formation moment, library publishers forged a collective identity and shared crucial information with each other about how their publishing ideas and experiments were becoming institutionalized as new scholarly publishing practices. Over the last decade, we’ve seen library publishing grow into a full-fledged movement that shares close ties to the open access, open source, and open infrastructure movements. This talk will take us back to revisit the vision and aims declared in the early years and look at the ways these have manifested since that time. Skinner will sketch out the story of how that initial moment has spurred the larger movement of “library publishing” and look at its connections to other social movements both past and present. Skinner will also challenge us to think together about our current momentum and plans and will ask us what stories we want to tell at the celebration in 2034 of our second decade together.