March 31 Update on the 2020 Library Publishing Forum and COVID-19

In light of ongoing developments surrounding COVID-19, including increasing travel restrictions, the Library Publishing Coalition Board and Program Committee have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person Library Publishing Forum. We feel that the community- and people-centered spirit of the LPC is reflected by this decision to support public health initiatives and maintain the safety of the larger community. We took this step in consultation with our local host, the University of Massachusetts Medical School, to whom we are deeply grateful for their diligent work on behalf of the community of library publishers. 

We will instead be holding a Virtual Library Publishing Forum on May 4-8. Announcements about the Virtual Forum will be made via LPC’s public news list, which you can sign up for on our homepage

***Some, but not all, of the sessions listed below will be part of the Virtual Forum. We are leaving the preliminary program for the in-person Forum up on this page as a record of our planning for this year. See the main Forum page for information about the Virtual Forum Program.***


The call for proposals for the 2020 Library Publishing Forum has ended.

Programs and session materials from previous Forums can be accessed from the main Forum page under Past Forums.


New in 2020

Because of the growing popularity of the Library Publishing Forum, and to address the desire expressed by previous attendees that there be more time and space for rich discussion and interactions, this year’s forum will be a full three-day program. We are excited to welcome two new proposal formats: Poster Talks and Experimental Sessions. The goal of these new formats will be to encourage deeper, continuing conversations, and to make space for different types of community activities. 


2020 Forum Schedule at a Glance

**NOTE: Schedule is currently in draft form and is subject to change.**

Monday, May 4

  • 8:45 AM – 5:15 PM: Library Publishing Forum (conference)
  • 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Reception at Worcester Art Museum (social)

Tuesday, May 5

  • 8:45 AM – 5:15 PM: Library Publishing Forum (conference)
  • 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Reception/Med Moth event (social)
  • Evening: Dine arounds (social)

Wednesday, May 6

  • 8:45 AM – 10:00 AM: LPC Membership Meeting (all Forum attendees welcome)
  • 10:15 AM – 5:15 PM: Library Publishing Forum (conference)

Full Program

*NOTE: Schedule is currently in draft form and is subject to change.**

Monday, May 4

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Registration

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM | Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Keynote address by Claire Redhead, OASPA

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Coffee break

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Concurrent Workshops

WORKSHOP
Peer Review Party: Your Invitation to Equitable, Inclusive & Thoughtful Peer Review
Jennifer Solomon, Innovative Interfaces; Lynnee Argabright, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Anne Gilliland, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Rebekah Kati, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jessica Kirschner, Virginia Commonwealth University 

WORKSHOP
Library Publishing Curriculum: Users, Uses & Updates
Cheryl E. Ball, Wayne State University Libraries; Melanie Schlosser, Library Publishing Coalition

WORKSHOP
One Size Does Not Fit All: Crowdsource Knowledge about Digital Publishing Workflows, Tools and Decisions
Anita Walz, Virginia Tech; Corinne Guimont, Virginia Tech; Karen Bjork, Portland State University

WORKSHOP
Context, not checklists! Workshopping a collaborative, context-driven approach to evaluating journals
Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University; Brianne Selman, University of Winnipeg; Stephanie Towery, Texas State University; Leila Sterman, Montana State University; Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch

LUNCHTIME CONVERSATION
LPC Mentorship Program Meetup

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions

FULL SESSION
Cultivating Community with the Library Publishing Research Agenda
Ian Harmon, West Virginia University; Jason Boczar, University of South Florida; Corinne Guimont, Virginia Tech; Sarah Wipperman, Villanova University; Liz Bedford, University of Washington; Talea Anderson, Washington State University

FULL SESSION
Diversity Initiatives in Libraries and Publishing: What Can We Learn from Each Other?
Liz Hamilton, Northwestern University; Lanell White, University of Michigan; Stephanie Elliott Prieto, Wesleyan University; Kyle Gipson, Johns Hopkins University; María García, MIT

FULL SESSION
The OER Starter Kit Workbook

Stacy Katz, Lehman College, CUNY; Abbey Elder, Iowa State University; Jojo Karlin, CUNY

FULL SESSION
Helping a journal apply to PMC when you’ve never done it before: Case study and indexing best practices discussion

Brian Cody, Scholastica

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Concurrent Sessions

PANEL: THE MEDIUM MATTERS: FORMAT-SPECIFIC PUBLISHING INNOVATIONS
Publishing Reality: Developing a Publishing Model For Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Their Related Pedagogical Materials
David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University; Hannah Gunderman, Carnegie Mellon University; Matthew Lincoln, Carnegie Mellon University; Rikk Mulligan, Carnegie Mellon University; Emma Slayton, Carnegie Mellon University; Scott Weingart, Carnegie Mellon University

Pieces of Publications: Exploring New Ideas for Sharing Digital Projects
Corinne Guimont, Virginia Tech

Print Pathways in OER Publishing
Amanda Wentworth, SUNY Geneseo

PANEL: MODELS FOR SUCCESS: LIBRARY PUBLISHING AND STUDENTS
Make it a win-win: Managing student employee experience in library publishing efforts
Rebecca Nelson, Utah State University; Becky Thoms, Utah State University

Peer-to-Peer Blended Learning: A Model for Training Undergraduate Journal Editors
Crystal Snyder, University of Alberta; Christopher Chan, University of Alberta; Calvin Chan, University of Alberta; Keanna Wallace, University of Alberta; Nadiya Zuk, University of Alberta; Shelby Haber, University of Alberta; Portia Rayner, University of Alberta; Natalie Eng, University of Alberta; Abhi Aggarwal, HHMI Janelia Research Campus; Susannah Mackenzie-Freeman, University of Edinburgh

“OK Publisher”: Undergraduate Internships as a Model for Sustainable Publication
Jonathan Grunert, SUNY Geneseo; Nicole Callahan, SUNY Geneseo

PANEL: CREATIVITY AT THE FOREFRONT: USER-ORIENTED AND SHARED INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES
A user-centric and qualitative approach to development of university press editorial services
Sofie Wennström, Stockholm University

That’s a pretty big job, eh? Supporting Open Infrastructure in CanadaLessons from Coalition Publica
Jessica Clark, Coalition Publica/Érudit; James MacGregor, Public Knowledge Project

University Journals: An open access publishing platform owned by universities and linked to repositories
Dr. Max Haring, University of Amsterdam

PANEL: THE PRACTICAL MUSE: BUDGETS, ROLES, AND FUTURE STRATEGIES
Cultivating connections across publishing services, repositories, and the university press
Martha Stuit, University of Michigan; Jason Colman, University of Michigan

From University Press to eScholarship Publishing: Differences and Similarities
rachel lee, California Digital Library

What is the Future of APCs? The Case at Dartmouth
Shawn Martin, Dartmouth College

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM | Coffee Break

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM | Concurrent Sessions

PANEL: PUBLISHING SERVICES THAT LEVERAGE OPEN ACCESS AND SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS EXPERTISE
(Re)defining a library’s journal hosting service
Mariya Maistrovskaya, University of Toronto; Graeme Slaght, University of Toronto

Conducting a copyright audit on hosted journals and best practices for training and documentation
Jessica Lange, McGill University; Ana Rogers-Butterworth, McGill University

So you’ve been rejected from MedEdPORTAL: Demystifying Open Access to Medical Educators
Hannah Craven, Indiana University School of Medicine; Rachel Hinrichs, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

FULL SESSION
Metadata Matters: a conversation on improving publication metadata
Mike Nason, University of New Brunswick & Public Knowledge Project (PKP); Jeanette Hatherill, University of Ottawa; Susan Collins, Crossref

FULL SESSION
Sharing, Learning, and Supporting Across Institutions: Experiences from the Pilot Year of the LPC Mentorship Program
Chelsea Johnston, University of Florida; Sarah Wipperman, Villanova University; Ian Harmon, West Virginia University; Jody Bailey, Emory University; Ally Laird, Pennsylvania State University

FULL SESSION
Building a Foundation for Sustainable Library Publishing: Quantitative Tools & Practical Methods
Jenny Hoops, Indiana University Bloomington; Willa Tavernier, Indiana University Bloomington

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Reception at Worcester Art Museum

This year’s reception is generously sponsored by our host venue, Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. We will be providing shuttle service between the reception, the two conference hotels, and two additional hotels in downtown Worcester.

Tuesday, May 5

7:45 AM – 5:00 PM | Registration

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM | Plenary

Career Development Lab: Professional Development and Transferable Skills in Scholarly Publishing
Moderator: John W. Warren, George Washington University
Panelists: Kyle Gipson, Assistant Acquisitions Editor, Johns Hopkins University Press; Gita Manaktala, Editorial Director, The MIT Press; Hanni Nabahe, Resident Librarian, Scholarly Resources and Content Strategy, University of Virginia Library; Elizabeth Scarpelli, Director, University of Cincinnati Press & CLIPS; Laurie N. Taylor, Senior Director for Library Technology and Digital Strategies, University of Florida; Editor-in-Chief, LibraryPress@UF

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM | Coffee break

10:15 AM – 11:15 PM | Concurrent Workshops

FULL SESSION
Next Generation Library Publishing Infrastructure
Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library; Katherine Skinner, Educopia; Kristen Rattan, Stratos

FULL SESSION
Creative Staffing Solutions for Library Publishing: Layout, Graphic Design, Copyediting, Project Management, and More
Marianne Reed, University of Kansas; Johanna Meetz, The Ohio State University (formerly Pacific University); Chelsea Johnston, University of Florida

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION
XML Publishing Workflows: Tools, Practices, and the Future
James MacGregor, Public Knowledge Project

FULL SESSION
The Brave New World of Open Text Adaptation: Scholarly Issues and Beyond
Anita Walz, Virginia Tech; Mark Konecny, University of Cincinnati

11:15 AM – 11:30 AM | Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions

PANEL: THE LEARNING CURVE: SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION AND STUDENT JOURNALS
Lessons Learned from Teaching Scholarly Communication Alongside a Student-Run Journal
Melissa Seelye, San Francisco State University

Leveraging Library Expertise for Student Journal Success: A project to increase the impact and value of UBC undergraduate student journals
Stephanie Savage, University of British Columbia; Gavin Hayes, University of British Columbia

FULL SESSION
Ask the Editors: Expanded Uses for Faculty Needs Assessments
Matthew Hunter, Florida State University; Laura Miller, Florida State University; Camille Thomas, Florida State University; Devin Soper, Florida State University

FULL SESSION
Fellows’ Forum
Vanessa Gabler, University of Pittsburgh; AJ Boston, Murray State University; Talea Anderson, Washington State University

FULL SESSION
For the love of money: open access and the trouble with “free” publishing
Emma Molls, University of Minnesota; Kate McCready, University of Minnesota

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch

LUNCHTIME CONVERSATIONS
LPC Committees and Task Forces (specifics to come)

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM | Poster Talks

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM | Poster Session

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM | Coffee Break

3:15 PM – 5:15 PM | Concurrent Sessions

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION
Library Publishers Open Access Directory Editathon
Julie Goldman, Harvard University; Sally Gore, UMass Medical School; Lisa Palmer, UMass Medical School; Regina Raboin, UMass Medical School

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION
OER and Open Access Textbooks Review Standards and Approval Rubric
Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Florida Virtual Campus

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION
This Workshop is a Podcast
Michelle Wilson, Columbia University; Nicky Agate, Columbia University

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION
Help Me Plan a Publishing Program: A Collaborative Discussion on Developing or Expanding Library Publishing Services
Emily Stenberg, Washington University in St. Louis

5:15 PM – 7:00 PM | Reception/Med Moth Event

Adapted from The Moth storytelling radio show and podcast, Med Moth was established by medical students at UMMS in 2016 to provide a forum for those in the medical community to share reflections on their experiences in medicine, in an effort to address the pressing issues of burnout. The goal of Med Moth is to promote humanism in medicine through storytelling by all members of the greater UMMS medical community. This provides the opportunity for individuals to not only reflect, but also learn from the diverse perspectives and experiences of their peers. Past storytellers have ranged from the Chief of Pediatric Surgery to registered nurses to medical students. The Med Moth will be preceded by a short reception.

Evening | Dine Arounds

Wednesday, May 6

7:45 AM – 5:00 PM | Registration

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM | LPC Membership Meeting

9:45 AM – 10:15 AM | Break

10:15 AM – 11:15 PM | Concurrent Sessions

PANEL: DISCOVERING BEST PRACTICES THROUGH RESEARCH AND ASSESSMENT
Onboarding Documentation for Library Publishing at Wayne State University: A Case Study
Ashley Jackson, Wayne State University; Cheryl E. Ball, Wayne State University

Documenting labour in Canadian, independent scholarly journal publishing: Phase 1 results and discussion
Sarah Severson, University of Alberta; Jessica Lange, McGill University

How are we doing? Annual survey of University of Florida journal publishing program serves to educate and assess DEI practices
Suzanne Cady Stapleton, University of Florida; Chelsea Johnston, University of Florida

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION
Decoding the Directory: Library Publishing Directory Focus Group Session
Jessica Kirschner, Virginia Commonwealth University; Robert Browder, Virginia Tech; Ellen Dubinsky, University of Arizona; Janet Swatscheno, University of Illinois at Chicago’ Amanda Wentworth, SUNY Geneseo

FULL SESSION
Workflow Sprints: Collaboratively designing critical infrastructure
Alison McGonagle-O’Connell, O’Connell Consulting; Christine Fruin, Atla; Adam Hyde, Coko; Karen Lauritsen, OTN; Darcy Cullen, UBC Press; Dani Lowenberg, California Digital Library

FULL SESSION
Round Peg in a Square Hole? Positioning the University Press and its Personnel for Success Within a Library Organization
John D. Morgenstern, Clemson University; Lisa Quinn, Wilfrid Laurier University; Charles Thomas Watkinson, University of Michigan

11:15 AM – 11:30 PM | Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions

FULL SESSION
Collections, Transformative Agreements, and Library Publishing
Vanessa Gabler, University of Pittsburgh; Kate McCready, University of Minnesota; Scott Warren, Syracuse University; Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library

FULL SESSION
How Instructional Design & OER Can Redefine What’s Possible for Library Publishing
Hugh McGuire, Pressbooks; Jessica Egan, The American Women’s College at Bay Path University; Tim Clarke, Muhlenberg College

FULL SESSION
Making Digital Monographs: Rethinking Relationships and Collaborative Models
Allison Levy, Brown University; Sarah McKee, Emory University; Sara Sikes, University of Connecticut

PANEL: BUILD BETTER INFRASTRUCTURE WITH MACHINE-READABLE DATA
Building connections in Crossref metadata records
Patricia Feeney, Crossref

The Data Archive Project: Supporting the Deposit of Archival Materials Cited in Scholarly Work
Jefferson Pooley, mediastudies.press and Muhlenberg College

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Concurrent Sessions

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION
Editorial Control in Library Publishing: Who Does What and Why?
Robert Browder, Virginia Tech

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION
Managing Pressbooks: Developing and Maintaining a Library Publishing Program With Open Source Software
Jeremy Smith, University of Massachusetts Amherst

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION
LPC Community in Conversation: Let’s Discuss Publishing Platforms
Ally Laird, Penn State University; Amanda Hurford, PALNI; Race MoChridhe, Atla

OPEN TOPIC TABLES

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM | Concurrent Sessions

EXPERIMENTAL SESSION
To Have or Not to Have? Open Discussion about Library Publishing Advisory Boards
Ally Laird, Penn State University; Lauren Collister, University of Pittsburgh; Christine Fruin, Atla

FULL SESSION
Sustaining Open-Source Community Publishing Platforms: Strategies and Practices
Matthew K. Gold, CUNY; Zach Davis, Cast Iron Coding; Susan Doerr, University of Minnesota Press; Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Michigan State University; John W Maxwell, Simon Fraser University

PANEL: CUSTOMIZING TECHNOLOGY TO MEET EDITORIAL AND PRODUCTION CHALLENGES
Serving the Niche: Choosing Monograph Production Workflows to Suit Library Publishing Needs
Lauren Stachew, Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan; Patrick Goussy, Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan

Migrating Journals: Working with Editors
Johanna Meetz, Pacific University

Striking a balance: flexibility vs. rigidity in managing library publications
Mark F. Anderson, University of Iowa; Wendy C. Robertson, University of Iowa

3:45 PM – 4:15 PM | Coffee Break

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM | Plenary

Are We There Yet? (Revisiting) “University Publishing in a Digital Age”
Peter Potter, Virginia Tech, and panel


About the 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.