Library Publishing Forum 2016


Keynote Speakers

cheryl-ball.jpgCheryl E. Ball is Associate Professor of Digital Publishing Studies at West Virginia University and editor of Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy. She  teaches classes in editing, multimedia authoring, and digital publishing. Ball has published articles and webtexts on multimodal composition and digital publishing inClassroom Discourse, Computers and Composition, C&C Online, Fibreculture, Convergence, Hybrid Pedagogy, Kairos, Programmatic Perspectives, Technical Communication Quarterly, and Writing & Pedagogy. She has also published several books, including The New Work of Composing (co-edited with Debra Journet and Ryan Trauman); RAW: Reading and Writing New Media (co-edited with Jim Kalmbach); andWriter/Designer: A Guide to Making Multimodal Projects (co-authored with Kristin Arola & Jenny Sheppard). She is co-PI on a $1m Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to build an open-access, multimedia, academic publishing platform, Vega.

DanMorgan.jpgDan Morgan is Digital Science Publisher at the University of California Press, and the Publisher of Collabra (, the Press’ new value-sharing OA journal. He joined UC Press in June 2014 to focus on mission-driven, not-for-profit, digital initiatives. He has worked in scholarly publishing for over 13 years, in publishing management, research, open access, and strategy roles. All of that time was at Elsevier where he ended up the head of the Psychology and Cognitive Sciences journals department, then Senior Manager for Open Access and other outreach for North America. He is a passionate advocate for open access, open science, and advancing scholarly communication.

About the Conference

The Library Publishing Forum brings together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing.

We welcome representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works including the digital humanities. You do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.

The conference is being held in conjunction with the 2016 UNT Open Access Symposium (May 19 - 20, 2016).

The Library Publishing Forum is organized by the LPC’s Program Committee:

Sarah Beaubien, Grand Valley State University (chair)
William Kane, Wake Forest University
David Scherer, Purdue University
Catherine Mitchell, California Digital Library
Scott Walter, DePaul University
Somaly Kim-Wu, UNC-Charlotte
Vanessa Gabler, University of Pittsburgh
Melanie Schlosser, Ohio State University
Aaron McCollough, UIUC
Sarah Lippincott, LPC (ex officio)

About Denton and the University of North Texas

Denton is the home of the University of North Texas, the most comprehensive university the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and Texas Woman’s University. Located a short distance from the Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field and at the heart of the North Texas horse country, the town boasts a lively music and arts scene. We hope you’ll discover Denton during your visit.
UNT is one of the founding members of the LPC and the first public university in Texas to implement a campus open-access policy. The Libraries are home to digital-library collections including over 10 million items—many in the Portal to Texas History—and the first non-federal library to participate in the Federal Information Preservation Network (FIPNet).

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