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Friday, November 8 • 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Library Publishing Coalition Project: Discussion and Research Update

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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:

1.  a directory of library publishing services, 
2.  new library publishing research projects, 
3.  timely training programs, 
4.  developing a charter and governance structure for the LPC, and 
5.  coordinating the first in-person Library Publishing Coalition Forum. 


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.


Speakers
avatar for Carol Pitts Diedrichs

Carol Pitts Diedrichs

Vice Provost and Director of University Libraries, The Ohio State University
Carol Pitts Diedrichs is Director of University Libraries at The Ohio State University. From 2003-2009, she served as Dean of Libraries, William T. Young Endowed Chair at the University of Kentucky. | | She is active in the American Library Association (ALA) and served as President of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), in 2004-2005. For 13 years, she served as editor-in-chief of the journal, Library... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Lippincott

Sarah Lippincott

Program Director, Library Publishing Coalition
Library publishing, digital scholarship, library-university press collaboration
avatar for Sarah Pritchard

Sarah Pritchard

Dean of Libraries, Northwestern University
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Julie Speer

Associate Dean for Research and Informatics, Virginia Tech
avatar for Tyler Walters

Tyler Walters

Dean, University Libraries, and Professor, Virginia Tech
Tyler Walters is Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech. He is a 2009-10 Research Libraries Leadership Fellow of the Association of Research Libraries. Walters serves on the board of directors of DuraSpace, the Educopia Institute, and is a governing board member of the Academic Preservation Trust. He is a co-founder of the Library Publishing Coalition and has previously served on the steering committee of the Coalition of... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Cypress Ballroom South, Courtyard Marriott Historic District 125 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

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