The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) Project is a two year project with seed funding from the Educopia Institute to develop a community-defined and established Library Publishing Coalition to meet an urgent need within the information profession for more library publishing skill-building, professional development and networking opportunities, and virtual and in-person forums for sharing best practices and documentation.
In January 2013, the LPC Project, with support and participation from 51 member libraries, began working on a core set of activities defined by the community including:
Sarah Lippincott, LPC Program Manager, Educopia Institute, will present on the results of the recent library publishing services survey used to populate the forthcoming Directory of Library Publishing Services. Following Sarah's presentation, three Deans and Directors of member libraries will discuss the formation of the LPC, how they envision the future coalition supporting the development of publishing partnerships (especially with the complementary programs of university presses and scholarly societies), and their perspectives on the role of library publishing services in today's research and scholarly environment.
The discussion will be followed by a question and answer period. In addition to learning about the results of the survey and hearing from different member libraries, participants can expect to be offered an opportunity to provide feedback on the kinds of services that would best meet the diverse needs of the library publishing community and to gain a better understanding of the broad range of LPC Project activities.