Library publishing is distinguished in part from other types of scholarly publishing by a focus on adherence to the values and ethics of librarianship. An Ethical Framework for Library Publishing supports good practice in this area by providing resources and guidance in a number of ethical areas of importance to library publishers. Version 1.0 (published July 2018) covers publishing practiceaccessibilitydiversity, equity, and inclusionprivacy and analytics; and academic and intellectual freedom.


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About this Publication


Topic: Publishing Practice


Topic: Accessibility


Topic: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


Topic: Privacy and Analytics


Topic: Academic and Intellectual Freedom



About This Publication

Current version

1.0, released July 2018


Library Publishing Coalition Ethical Framework Task Force. (2018) An Ethical Framework for Library Publishing, Version 1.0. Atlanta, GA: Educopia.


Jason Boczar, University of South Florida (Ethical Framework Task Force chair); Joshua
Neds-Fox, Wayne State University Libraries; Charlotte Roh, University of San Francisco
(2017–18 LPC Fellow); Melanie Schlosser, Library Publishing Coalition


Nina Collins, Purdue University; Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Florida Academic Library Services
Cooperative; Terri Fishel, Macalester College; Valerie Horton, Minitex; Harrison W. Inefuku,
Iowa State University; Sarah Melton, Boston College Libraries; Wendy C. Robertson, University
of Iowa; Jaclyn Sipovic, University of Michigan; Camille Thomas, Texas Tech University Libraries;
Monica Westin, California Digital Library


Hannah Ballard (design) and Caitlin Perry (copyediting), Educopia Institute. Production was
supported by Purdue University Libraries.

Peer reviewers

Jody Bailey, University of Texas at Arlington; Chealsye Bowley, Ubiquity Press; Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University; Jay Dolmage, University of Waterloo; April Hathcock, New York University; Somaly Kim Wu, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Stacy Konkiel, Altmetric; Clifford Lynch, Coalition for Networked Information; Aaron McCollough, Mason Publishing/George Mason University Press; Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library; Sarah Pritchard, Northwestern University; Stephanie Rosen, University of Michigan; Carli Spina, Boston College Libraries; John Warren, Mason Publishing/George Mason University Press; Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan Library

Library Publishing Forum 2018 workshop participants

Greg Albers, Mike Bloomberg, Robert Browder, Jonathan Bull, Nina Collins, Lauren Collister, Kathleen DeLaurenti, Sandra Enimil, Beth Fuget, Chip German, Cathy Kudlick, Sara Kuhn, Allison Langham-Putrow, Olivia Maclsaac, Paige Mann, Aaron McCollough, Brenna McLaughlin, Jeremy Morse, Ted Polley, Sara Rachel, Wendy Robertson, Shayn Smulyan, Suzanne Stapleton, Janet Swatscheno, Heather Staines, Laurie Taylor, Zeineb Yousif


Library Publishing Coalition 2018. Licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

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