The Call for Proposals for the 2021 Library Publishing Forum is closed.


Note: This is a preliminary schedule, subject to change. All times are Eastern Daylight Time.

Monday, May 10

12:00 PM to 1 PM | Keynote address by Elaine L. Westbrooks, Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Inequity in scholarly communication: Engaging societies and their researchers in a new sustainable future

1 PM to 1:15 PM | Break

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Capturing Open Access Publishing Efforts in the International Journal of Librarianship by the Chinese American Librarians Association: A Case Study
Raymond Pun, Education/Outreach Manager, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Stanford University; Grace Liu, Systems Librarian, University of Windsor

Poly Publishing: a choose-your-own ideals in publishing
jaime ding, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo

Revising the Library Publishing Curriculum: Values, Progress, and Possibilities
Cheryl E. Ball, Wayne State University Libraries

Growing Knowledge in Living Handbooks: The Open-Access Platform PUBLISSO
Gregor Schumann, ZB MED – German National Library of Medicine; Uta Woiwod, ZB MED – German National Library of Medicine

Developing a Press Approach to Omeka S with the Teams Module
Alexander Dryden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Daniel G. Tracy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

State-of-the-art, non-commercial library publishing at TIB
Xenia van Edig, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB); Dulip Withanage, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB)

2:15 PM to 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM
Working through the Pain: How Library Publishers are Learning from Workflow Documentation
Jennifer Beamer, Claremont Colleges Library; Sonya Betz, University of Alberta Library; Brandon Locke, Educopia Institute; Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University Libraries

Transition Partnerships: How Library Publishing Services Can Support Society Publishing Transitions to Open Access Self-Sufficiency
David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University; Rikk Mulligan, Carnegie Mellon University; Ryan Splenda, Carnegie Mellon University

3:45 PM to 4:00 PM | Break

4:00 PM to 5 PM

Publishing Undergraduate Research: From Serendipity to Strategy
Sarah Frankel, University of Louisville; Rachel Howard, University of Louisville

Partnering with Student Journals to Increase Visibility and Discoverability
Omar Dewidar, University of Ottawa Journal of Medicine; Jeanette Hatherill, University of Ottawa Library; Zacharie Saint-Georges, University of Ottawa Journal of Medicine

The Pursuit of High Research Activity Classification: Library/Learning Commons Support for Student Publishing
Linda Cifelli, Kean University; Craig Anderson, Kean University

Meet Rebus Ink: An open, values-driven research workflow tool for the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
Zoe Wake Hyde, Rebus Foundation

Let’s Get Packing: How the Laurier Library partnered with the Bookstore and Printing Services to take over Coursepack Publishing
Lauren Bourdages, Copyright and Reserves Supervisor, Wilfrid Laurier University Library; Melanie Ross, Copyright and Reserves Associate, Wilfrid Laurier University Library

Community Espress-ion: the Espresso Book Machine, public libraries, and the development of creative communities
Elizabeth Murtough, University College Dublin

Tuesday, May 11

12:00 PM to 1 PM | Invited plenary: No More Apologies: LIS Publishing Reimagined
Speaker list: Megdi Abebe (she/her), Joyce Gabiola (they/m), Sofia Leung (she/her), Kristina Santiago (she/her/ella)

1 PM to 1:15 PM | Break

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM | Plenary: Sponsor Showcase

2:15 PM to 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM
How DOAJ disseminates metadata from your open access journal to key discovery services worldwide
Dom Mitchell, Operations Manager, DOAJ

Save our Search: Ways to improve online journal discoverability
Jennifer Kemp, Head of Partnerships at Crossref; Brian Cody, Scholastica CEO and Co-founder

Not a Needle in a Haystack! Increasing Journal Discoverability
rachel lee, eScholarship Publishing, California Digital Library

WordPress Wizardry: Building Publications in WordPress
Laureen Boutang, University of Minnesota Libraries; John Barneson, University of Minnesota Libraries; Shane Nackerud, University of Minnesota Libraries; Emma Molls, University of Minnesota Libraries

3:45 PM to 4:00 PM | Break

4:00 PM to 5 PM

Taking Open Textbooks Beyond Gen Ed: Building a New OER Publishing Model to Support Career and Vocational Education
Robert Hilliker, Rowan University; Marilyn Ochoa, Middlesex County College

Scribbling in the Margins of the Scholarly Communication Notebook
Maria Bonn, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign; Josh Bolick, University of Kansas; Will Cross, North Carolina State University

Community, Storytelling, and Good Metadata: Marketing Advice for OER Librarians
Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa, Pressbooks

Migration and More: Moving from DigitalCommons
Laura Baird, Systems & Applications Librarian, Pacific University; Johanna Meetz, Publishing & Repository Services Librarian, The Ohio State University

After the migration: What editors like (and miss) after moving from bepress to OJS
Kristin Hoffmann, University of Western Ontario; Emily Carlisle-Johnston, University of Western Ontario

A Consortium Approach to Library Publishing Via the Open Journal System and the Texas Digital Library
Taylor Davis-Van Atta, University of Houston; Lea DeForest, Texas Digital Library; Susan Elkins, Sam Houston State University; Bruce Herbert, Texas A&M University; David Lowe, Texas A&M University; Alexa Hight (chair), Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi; Laura Heinz, Texas Tech University; Kristi Park, Texas Digital Library; Denyse Rodgers, Baylor University; Laura Waugh, Texas State University; Justin White, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Amanda Zerangue, Texas Woman’s University; Adrian Shapiro, Texas Woman’s University; Alex Suarez, Texas Digital Library; N. Woodward, Texas Digital Library

Wednesday, May 12

12:00 PM to 1 PM | Invited plenary: Interweaving the golden threads into a publishing service
Moderator: Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town , South Africa
Panelists: Jill Claassen University of Cape Town; Omo Oaiya, West and Central African Research and Education Network – Nigeria; Caroline Ncube, University of Cape Town; Anna Leonard, University of Namibia

 1 PM to 1:15 PM | Break

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Promoting justice-forward language in publications: Policies and actions at your press
Pair 1: Sarah Muncy, University of Cincinnati Press, Managing Editor; Liz Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati Press, Director
Pair 2: Stephanie L. Williams, Wayne State University Press, Director; Emily Nowak, Wayne State University Press
Pair 3: Amanda Krause, University of Arizona Press, Editorial, Design, and Production Manager; Kristen Buckles, University of Arizona Press, Editor-in-Chief

Advancing Library Publishing Infrastructure: An Update on the Next Gen Library Publishing (NGLP) project
Moderators: Catherine Mitchell (CDL), Kristen Ratan (Stratos)
Presenters: Paul Walk (COAR), Zach Davis (Cast Iron Coding), Katherine Skinner (Educopia); lightning talks from service providers (CDL, Longleaf, Lyrasis)

2:15 PM to 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

The Power of No: Building a Sustainable Publishing Program
Karen Bjork, Portland State University; Johanna Meetz, The Ohio State University

Open Access Outreach Through Black Lives Matter Edit-a-thons: Building a Wikipedia Community of Practice
Melissa Seelye, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University; Matt Martin, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University; Devone Rodrigues, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University; Toni Panlilio, J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University

3:45 PM to 4:00 PM | Break

4:00 PM to 5 PM

Choosing Formats for Accessible E-books and E-journals: An EPUB3/HTML5 Case Study
Race MoChridhe, Atla

Open Access(ibility): Collaborating with Editors to Ensure Accessible Content
Josh Cromwell, University of Southern Mississippi

Case Study: Publishing Multilingual Open Access International Peer Reviewed Journals
Jill Krefft, Florida International University

Journal Seeks Publisher: How JLSC Imagined, Sought, and Found Its Next Partner
Jill Cirasella, The Graduate Center, City University of New York; Rebekah Kati, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Wendy C. Robertson, University of Iowa; David Lewis, Emeritus, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis; Daniel Bangert, Digital Repository of Ireland, Royal Irish Academy; Harrison W. Inefuku, Iowa State University

Thursday, May 13

12:00 PM to 1 PM | Plenary: Lightning Talks

1 PM to 1:15 PM | Break

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

Library Publishing and Scholarly Bibliographies: A Case Study
Ally Laird, Penn State University; Angel Peterson, Penn State University

Analyzing the content of the publications of the National Library and Archives of Iran and examining the degree of compatibility of their subjects with the approval of the Publishing Council of the organization: a study of books published between 2009-2019
Foroozan Rezaeinia, Publishing Expert in National Library and Archives of Iran; Somaye sadat Hashemi, Reference Librarian at National Library and Archives of Iran

Data For Good: Open Journals @ Appalachian
Agnes Gambill, Appalachian State University

‘Opening the Future’ – a new funding model for open-access monographs: introducing an innovative approach to publishing OA books through library membership funding
Martin Paul Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing, Birkbeck (University of London), Open Library of the Humanities, & COPIM

The potential of Library Publishing Services to transform scholarly communication in Ireland
Dr. Johannah Duffy, Marino Institute of Education

The Evolving Scholar rethinks the publishing and publication processes
Frédérique Belliard, Open publishing (open access) advocate and open scholarly communication lead, TU Delft Library; Nicoleta Nastase, Innovation Consultant, TU Delft Open

2:15 PM to 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Presenting Preprints: Are Library Publishers the New Facebook?
Lisa Schiff, Associate Director, Publishing, Archives, and Digitization, California Digital Library, University of California; Juan Pablo Alperin, Co-director of the ScholCommLab; Associate Director of Research of the Public Knowledge Project; Assistant Professor in the School of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, Canada; Bruce Caron, Co-Founder, EarthArXiv; Founder, New Media Studio and the New Media Research Institute, Santa Barbara; Martin Paul Eve, Project Lead for Janeway; Co-Director, Open Library of the Humanities; Project Lead for Janeway; Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of London; Alex Mendonça, Online Submission & Preprints Coordinator, SciELO Brazil

Beyond the “new normal”: a speculative reconsideration of undergraduate publishing
Dana Ospina, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Developing Open Access Journals using OJS: Best practices maintaining, promoting, and growing your portfolio of student-run academic journals
Gabe Feldstein, Boston College

Adapting Podcasts to a Digital Humanities Practice
Corinne Guimont, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Virginia Tech: Joe Forte, Digital Humanities Specialist, Virginia Tech

3:45 PM to 4:00 PM | Break

4:00 PM to 5 PM

LPC Fellows Forum 2021
Jody Bailey, LPC Board President (2020-2021) and Head of Scholarly Communications Office, Emory University; Talea Anderson, LPC Fellow (2019-2021) and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Washington State University; A.J. Boston, LPC Fellow (2019-2021) and Scholarly Communication Librarian, Murray State University

Long-Term Preservation of Digital Library Publishing Content
Craig Van Dyck, outgoing Executive Director, CLOCKSS Archive; Jasmine Mulliken, Stanford University Press; Alicia Wise, incoming Executive Director, CLOCKSS Archive

Friday, May 14

12:00 PM to 1 PM | Keynote address by Kaitlin Thaney, Executive Director, Invest in Open Infrastructure
Opening minds to open infrastructure

1 PM to 1:15 PM | Break

1:15 PM to 2:15 PM

How to cooperate with Sci-Hub and Libgen (if at all) ?
Mikael Böök, IFLA (personal affiliate)

“Transformative Agreements” & Library Publishing: A Short Examination
Dave S. Ghamandi, University of Virginia

Advancing Open Access Book Analytics for Library Publishing: Moving from use cases and case studies to next steps
Christina Drummond, Data Trust Program Officer, Educopia Institute / OA Ebook Usage Data Trust; Lara Speicher, Head of Publishing, UCL Press; Charles Watkinson Associate University Librarian for Publishing / Director, University of Michigan Press; Andrew Joseph, Digital Publisher, Wits University Press; Cameron Neylon, Professor of Research Communication, Centre for Culture and Technology, Curtin University

2:15 PM to 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM to 3:45 PM

Measuring Impact: Reflecting on University of Michigan Press’ COVID-19 Response
Emma DiPasquale, Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library

Changing a Library Publishing Program: How the USF Library was able to affectively scale-down library publishing services in the wake of COVID-19
Jason Boczar, University of South Florida

Learnings from Our First Virtual Book Launch
Laurie Taylor, Senior Director for Library Technology & Digital Strategies, University of Florida: Perry Collins, Copyright & OER Librarian, University of Florida: Chelsea Johnston, Scholarly Publishing & Repository Librarian, University of Florida; Tracy MacKay-Ratliff, LibraryPress@UF Designer and Coordinator, University of Florida

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; Teresa Schultz, University of Nevada, Reno

3:45 PM to 4:00 PM | Break

4:00 PM to 5 PM

(Re)defining a library’s journal hosting service: higher expectations, improved support
Mariya Maistrovskaya, University of Toronto Libraries; Priscilla Carmini, University of Toronto Libraries

Enhancing Services to Preserve New Forms of Scholarship
Jonathan Greenberg, NYU Libraries; Karen Hanson, Portico

Growing a sustainable publishing technology service for libraries
Bart Kawula, Scholars Portal; Kaitlin Newson, Scholars Portal

An Update from the DOAJ and the LPC Community Relationship
David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University; Emma Molls, University of Minnesota; Judith Barnsby, DOAJ

Developing a library-press partnership through team teaching a course in journal publishing
Jeanne Pavy, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of New Orleans Library; Abram Himelstein, Editor-in-Chief, University of New Orleans Press

Comparisons Matter: Mining a broader context to imagine open infrastructure and services in Canada
Jessica Clark, Coalition Publica/Érudit Consortium; Brianne Selman, University of Winnipeg Library

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.