The LPC is an independent, community-led membership association of academic and research libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing. We welcome strategic affiliate relationships with other membership organizations with similar values and interests, and relationships with publishers and service providers who are interested in working with the community of library publishers.

From the LPC Blog


July 17, 2018

LPC welcomes a new strategic affiliate: SPARC

The Library Publishing Coalition is delighted to welcome the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC) as a new strategic affiliate! A statement from SPARC: SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) is delighted to officially join the Library Publishing Coalition’s Strategic Affiliates Program to promote openness and community-driven change in the scholarly communications … Continue reading LPC welcomes a new strategic affiliate: SPARC


July 10, 2018

Announcing a new LPC sponsor: Scholastica

We are excited to announce a new organization-level sponsorship through our Publishers and Service Providers Program: Scholastica. We sincerely appreciate their support! Statement from Scholastica Scholastica is a web-based software platform with easy-to-use tools and services for every aspect of publishing academic journals— from peer review, to website design and article hosting, to typesetting. Scholastica’s mission is … Continue reading Announcing a new LPC sponsor: Scholastica


July 9, 2018

Digital Publishing Your Way: Moving Toward Multimodal, Flexible Platforms

Editor’s note: This is part of a series of reflections by community members on the recent Library Publishing Forum. See the whole series.  The 2018 Library Publishing Forum preconference, Owned by the Academy, gave participants a chance to learn more about publishing platforms that have a commitment to community-owned infrastructure. Elsevier’s 2017 acquisition of bepress put a … Continue reading Digital Publishing Your Way: Moving Toward Multimodal, Flexible Platforms


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Our Members

Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) members comprise a robust network of libraries committed to enhancing, promoting, and exploring this growing field. Our members include academic and research libraries and library consortia that have or are considering library publishing programs.

  • American Theological Library Association
  • Binghamton University
  • Boston College
  • California Digital Library
  • California Polytechnic State University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Claremont University Consortium
  • Colby College
  • Columbia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Dublin Business School
  • Emory University
  • Florida State University
  • George Mason University
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Iowa State University
  • James Madison University
  • Kansas State University
  • La Trobe University
  • Library of Congress
  • Lynn University
  • Macalester College
  • McGill University
  • Minitex
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pacific University
  • Penn State University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Portland State University
  • Private Academic Library Network of Indiana
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Tulane University
  • University College London (UCL)
    Libraries & UCL Press
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Illinois
    at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of New Brunswick
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Valparaiso University
  • Villanova University
  • Virginia Tech
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington University
    in St. Louis
  • Wayne State University
  • West Virginia University

Digital Publishing

What is Library Publishing?

The LPC defines library publishing as the set of activities led by college and university libraries to support the creation, dissemination, and curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works.

Generally, library publishing requires a production process, presents original work not previously made available, and applies a level of certification to the content published, whether through peer review or extension of the institutional brand.

Based on core library values, and building on the traditional skills of librarians, it is distinguished from other publishing fields by a preference for Open Access dissemination as well as a willingness to embrace informal and experimental forms of scholarly communication and to challenge the status quo.