Promoting innovative, sustainable publishing services in academic & research libraries

The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) fosters collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and the development of common practices for library publishers. Our goal is to explore how to better serve the scholarly communication needs of the academic community, through sustainable, innovative library publishing solutions aligned with institutional missions.

LPC membership is open to academic and research libraries and library consortia seeking to explore and define new publishing solutions. We actively seek strategic alliances and connections to organizations with similar values and interests.


The LPC is partnering with the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) to launch a task force for the 2017-18 academic year. Made up of representatives of six LPC member institutions, the task force will evaluate the needs of the LPC community related to DOAJ, mentor LPC member institutions through the DOAJ application process, and recommend any necessary ongoing support. The charge was developed in consultation with DOAJ, and the group will receive training from DOAJ staff. See the task force membership on the Committees and Task Forces page.   
Announcing the 2017 recipients of the LPC Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing: Charlotte Roh and Harrison Inefuku
The 2016 Library Publishing Forum will be held May 17 - 19, 2016 at the UNT Libraries in Denton, TX.