Library Publishing Directory
The Library Publishing Directory provides an annual snapshot of the publishing activities of academic and research libraries, including information about the number and types of publications they produce, the services they offer authors, how they are staffed and funded, and their future plans. In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, this resource aims to articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a significant and growing community of practice; and to raise its visibility within a number of stakeholder communities, including administrators, funding agencies, other scholarly publishers, librarians, and content creators.
Specifically, the Directory:
- Introduces readers to the growing field of library publishing and helps articulate its unique characteristics as a distinctive “publishing field.”
- Facilitates collaboration among library publishers and other publishing entities, especially the university presses and learned societies that share their values.
- Alerts authors of scholarly content to a range of potential publishing partners dedicated to supporting their experimentation with new forms of scholarly communication and open access business models.
- Enables benchmarking and identification of trends in the field.
The online Directory will launch in fall of 2017 with the 2018 Directory. In the meantime, please refer to the PDF and EPUB versions below.
The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions. If you’d like to add a posting, please contact us.
Note: Job Board posts are still being migrated from our previous website. Check back or contact us for access to the full archive.
|11/10/17||Associate Dean for Curation, Publishing and Preservation Services||Grand Valley State University||Allendale, MI||2017-11-10 15:28:58|
|10/18/17||Scholarly Communications Librarian||West Virginia University||Morgantown, WV||2017-10-18 13:07:14|
|10/04/17||Digital Publishing Lead||George Mason University||Fairfax, VA||2017-10-04 13:22:21|
|10/04/17||Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing Lead||George Mason University||Fairfax, VA||2017-10-04 13:21:05|
|10/04/17||Scholarly Communications Librarian||Butler University||Indianapolis, IN||2017-10-04 13:10:14|
|10/03/17||Scholarly Sharing Strategist||Ohio State University||Columbus, OH||2017-10-03 13:24:00|
|08/21/17||Publications & Support Specialist||Public Knowledge Project||Burnaby, British Columbia||2017-08-21 01:51:28|
|07/17/17||Assistant Director for Scholarly Communication & Projects||Columbia University||New York, NY||2017-07-17 01:48:47|
|06/16/17||Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Manager||American Theological Library Association||Chicago, IL||2017-06-16 01:46:49|
|06/12/17||Assistant/Associate Librarian – Digital Publishing Project Librarian (Open Rank)||Texas Tech University||Lubbock,TX||2017-06-12 01:44:56|
|03/28/17||Associate Dean, Content Management and Scholarly Communications||Kansas State University||Manhattan, KS||2017-03-28 01:43:23|
|01/11/17||Journals and Serials Strategic Manager||Purdue University Press||West Lafayette, Indiana||2017-01-11 01:38:33|
Professional Development Guide
The Library Publishing Professional Development Guide compiles training and professional development materials (including courses, webinars, readings, and fee-based programs) for library publishers.
The production of this guide is sponsored and coordinated by the LPC’s Professional Development Committee, which bears primary responsibility for assessing professional development needs and planning and implementing professional development and training opportunities for LPC members throughout the year. The guide is hosted by the University of Kentucky Libraries.
The LPC supports the development of common practices by assembling model documents such as MOUs, author agreements, and position descriptions from participating institutions. Member institutions are encouraged to contribute documentation. Please see the policies and procedures for the shared documentation.
MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT: While the contributing institution name and document title are displayed publicly in the list below, the documents themselves are only visible to LPC members. If you work at a member institution and would like to access the documentation portal, email us to request a website account.
|11/09/17||Libraries Journal Hosting Agreement||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts||2017-11-09 02:58:45|
|09/29/17||Independent Contractor Copyright Agreement||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts||2017-09-29 21:44:53|
|07/30/17||Contribution Publication Agreement||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts||2017-07-30 21:44:20|
|07/30/17||Publishing Agreement||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts||2017-07-30 21:40:57|
|07/30/17||Publishing Agreement for Reprints||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts||2017-07-30 21:09:20|
|05/31/17||Print Run Agreement||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts||2017-05-31 21:45:16|
|12/09/16||Procedure: Assigning Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)||Ohio State University||Procedures & Checklists||2016-12-09 17:17:32|
|08/07/13||Open Journal Systems (OJS) Quick Reference Guide||University of North Texas||Procedures & Checklists||2013-08-07 17:22:07|
|08/07/13||E-Journal Project Starter Toolkit||University of North Texas||Procedures & Checklists||2013-08-07 17:21:10|
|08/07/13||A Guide for Starting a Scholarly Open Access E-Journal||University of North Texas||Procedures & Checklists||2013-08-07 17:20:16|
|07/18/13||ValpoScholar (IR) Faculty and Staff Checklist||Valparaiso University||Procedures & Checklists||2013-07-18 17:23:28|
|07/09/13||E-Journal Hosting Agreement||Virginia Tech||MOUs & Contracts||2013-07-09 21:46:11|
|07/09/13||E-Journal Hosting Agreement||University of North Carolina, Greensboro||MOUs & Contracts||2013-07-09 21:37:54|
|07/09/13||E-Journal Hosting Agreement||Ohio State University||MOUs & Contracts||2013-07-09 21:35:46|
|07/09/13||E-Journal Hosting Agreement||University of Arizona||MOUs & Contracts||2013-07-09 21:35:19|
|07/09/13||E-Journal Hosting Agreement||Tulane University||MOUs & Contracts||2013-07-09 21:35:06|
|07/09/13||E-journal hosting agreement from the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida||University of Florida||MOUs & Contracts||2013-07-09 18:14:58|
|07/09/13||Library Services for Creating and Publishing Student Research Journals Appendix 2: Issues to Consider||University of Kentucky||Procedures & Checklists||2013-07-09 17:19:19|
|07/09/13||Application Form for New Journals||California Digital Library||Procedures & Checklists||2013-07-09 17:12:58|
The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) conducts targeted research to document the current range of library publishing activities (including costs, staffing, and how libraries are financing these ventures); refine justification and positioning for library-based publishing activities; align library activities in this area with university needs and goals; and help additional libraries to envision and develop publishing services programs.
The Research Committee coordinates research priorities, facilitates inter-institutional collaboration on projects, and provides guidance for researchers affiliated with the LPC.
The committee also administers the annual Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing.
Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing (IMLS, 2016-2018).
This project seeks to design and implement a competency-based, synchronous and asynchronous curriculum for library publishing.
The LPC’s Professional Development Committee coordinates a regular webinar series to provide opportunities to share knowledge, discuss on-the-ground experiences, and build on community expertise. Webinar recordings are made openly available here.
|09/07/17||Hypothes.is for Web Annotation||2017-09-07 15:02:05|
|07/27/17||ORCID in Publishing Workflows||2017-07-27 14:19:31|
|01/25/17||Maximizing Discovery and Impact of Scholarly Monographs in the OA Era: Barriers and Opportunities||2017-01-25 15:15:15|
|11/15/16||Open Access Presses||2016-11-15 15:18:00|
|10/19/16||OA Journal Publishing: DOAJ Indexing and Best Practice||2016-10-19 15:14:56|
|06/21/16||Manifold: Open Source Publishing Platform for Digital Editions||2016-06-21 15:09:12|
|05/24/16||Working with Publication Agreements||2016-05-24 15:07:54|
|04/26/16||Analytics for Library Publishers||2016-04-26 15:06:28|
|03/09/16||Accessibility and Usability for Web Publications||2016-03-09 15:05:46|
|02/17/16||XML Document Parsing & Publishing: PKP Smarter Scholarly Texts Project||2016-02-17 15:04:38|
|01/28/16||Getting Your Copyright Ducks in a Row||2016-01-28 15:02:32|
|12/09/15||Submission Management for Library Publishers||2015-12-09 14:57:56|
|10/19/15||Open, Networked Textbooks: Building an Ecosystem||2015-10-19 14:34:10|
Library Publishing Bibliography
The Library Publishing Bibliography provides an evidence base to inform best practices in and demonstrate the impact of library publishing. It is updated annually in the summer. Recent citations are displayed below, and the full bibliography is maintained in Zotero.