Library Publishing Directory
The Library Publishing Directory provides an annual snapshot of the publishing activities of academic and research libraries, including information about the number and types of publications they produce, the services they offer authors, how they are staffed and funded, and their future plans. In documenting the breadth and depth of activities in this field, this resource aims to articulate the unique value of library publishing; establish it as a significant and growing community of practice; and to raise its visibility within a number of stakeholder communities, including administrators, funding agencies, other scholarly publishers, librarians, and content creators.
Specifically, the Directory:
- Introduces readers to the growing field of library publishing and helps articulate its unique characteristics as a distinctive “publishing field.”
- Facilitates collaboration among library publishers and other publishing entities, especially the university presses and learned societies that share their values.
- Alerts authors of scholarly content to a range of potential publishing partners dedicated to supporting their experimentation with new forms of scholarly communication and open access business models.
- Enables benchmarking and identification of trends in the field.
The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions. If you’d like to add a posting, please contact us.
Note: Job Board posts are still being migrated from our previous website. Check back or contact us for access to the full archive.
|07/16/18||Library Publishing Specialist||University of Texas, Arlington||Arlington, TX|
|06/14/18||Associate Dean of Libraries–Digital Strategy||Simon Fraser University||Burnaby, BC|
|04/05/18||Digital Publishing Librarian||Columbia University||New York, NY|
|03/23/18||Community Manager, Fulcrum||University of Michigan||Ann Arbor, MI|
|03/07/18||Sales and Marketing Director||University of Michigan||Ann Arbor, MI|
|03/06/18||Librarian, Scholarly Communication (Assistant or Associate)||University of Arizona||Tuscon, AZ|
|02/22/18||OER Publishing Coordinator||SUNY Geneseo||Geneseo, NY|
|02/15/18||Head, Library Publishing and Digital Production Services||University of Alberta||Edmonton, Alberta|
|02/05/18||Scholarly Communications Officer||Seattle University||Seattle, WA|
|01/19/18||Digital Publishing and Copyright Librarian||University of Delaware||Newark, Delaware|
|01/11/18||User Experience and Project Management Librarian||IUPUI||Indianapolis, IN|
|01/11/18||Library Fellow||Valparaiso University||Valparaiso, Indiana|
|11/10/17||Associate Dean for Curation, Publishing and Preservation Services||Grand Valley State University||Allendale, MI|
|10/18/17||Scholarly Communications Librarian||West Virginia University||Morgantown, WV|
|10/04/17||Digital Publishing Lead||George Mason University||Fairfax, VA|
|10/04/17||Scholarly Communication and Open Access Publishing Lead||George Mason University||Fairfax, VA|
|10/04/17||Scholarly Communications Librarian||Butler University||Indianapolis, IN|
|10/03/17||Scholarly Sharing Strategist||Ohio State University||Columbus, OH|
|08/21/17||Publications & Support Specialist||Public Knowledge Project||Burnaby, British Columbia|
|07/17/17||Assistant Director for Scholarly Communication & Projects||Columbia University||New York, NY|
|06/16/17||Scholarly Communication/Open Access Publishing Manager||American Theological Library Association||Chicago, IL|
|06/12/17||Assistant/Associate Librarian – Digital Publishing Project Librarian (Open Rank)||Texas Tech University||Lubbock,TX|
|03/28/17||Associate Dean, Content Management and Scholarly Communications||Kansas State University||Manhattan, KS|
|01/11/17||Journals and Serials Strategic Manager||Purdue University Press||West Lafayette, Indiana|
Professional Development Guide
The Library Publishing Professional Development Guide compiles training and professional development materials (including courses, webinars, readings, and fee-based programs) for library publishers.
The production of this guide is sponsored and coordinated by the LPC’s Professional Development Committee, which bears primary responsibility for assessing professional development needs and planning and implementing professional development and training opportunities for LPC members throughout the year. The guide is hosted by the University of Kentucky Libraries.
The LPC supports the development of common practices by assembling model documents such as MOUs, author agreements, and position descriptions from participating institutions. Member institutions are encouraged to contribute documentation. Please see the policies and procedures for the shared documentation.
MEMBER-ONLY CONTENT: While the contributing institution name and document title are displayed publicly in the list below, the documents themselves are only visible to LPC members. If you work at a member institution and would like to access the documentation portal, email us to request a website account.
|12/22/17||Contribution Publication Agreement||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts|
|11/09/17||Libraries Journal Hosting Agreement||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts|
|09/29/17||Independent Contractor Copyright Agreement||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts|
|07/30/17||Publishing Agreement||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts|
|07/30/17||Publishing Agreement for Reprints||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts|
|05/31/17||Print Run Agreement||University of North Texas||MOUs & Contracts|
|12/09/16||Procedure: Assigning Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs)||Ohio State University||Procedures & Checklists|
|08/07/13||Open Journal Systems (OJS) Quick Reference Guide||University of North Texas||Procedures & Checklists|
|08/07/13||E-Journal Project Starter Toolkit||University of North Texas||Procedures & Checklists|
|08/07/13||A Guide for Starting a Scholarly Open Access E-Journal||University of North Texas||Procedures & Checklists|
|07/18/13||ValpoScholar (IR) Faculty and Staff Checklist||Valparaiso University||Procedures & Checklists|
|07/09/13||E-Journal Hosting Agreement||Virginia Tech||MOUs & Contracts|
|07/09/13||E-Journal Hosting Agreement||University of North Carolina, Greensboro||MOUs & Contracts|
|07/09/13||E-Journal Hosting Agreement||Ohio State University||MOUs & Contracts|
|07/09/13||E-Journal Hosting Agreement||University of Arizona||MOUs & Contracts|
|07/09/13||E-Journal Hosting Agreement||Tulane University||MOUs & Contracts|
|07/09/13||E-journal hosting agreement from the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida||University of Florida||MOUs & Contracts|
|07/09/13||Library Services for Creating and Publishing Student Research Journals Appendix 2: Issues to Consider||University of Kentucky||Procedures & Checklists|
|07/09/13||Application Form for New Journals||California Digital Library||Procedures & Checklists|
The Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) conducts targeted research to document the current range of library publishing activities (including costs, staffing, and how libraries are financing these ventures); refine justification and positioning for library-based publishing activities; align library activities in this area with university needs and goals; and help additional libraries to envision and develop publishing services programs.
The Research Committee coordinates research priorities, facilitates inter-institutional collaboration on projects, and provides guidance for researchers affiliated with the LPC.
The committee also administers the annual Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Library Publishing.
Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing (IMLS, 2016-2018).
This project seeks to design and implement a competency-based, synchronous and asynchronous curriculum for library publishing.
The LPC’s Professional Development Committee coordinates a regular webinar series to provide opportunities to share knowledge, discuss on-the-ground experiences, and build on community expertise. Webinar recordings are made openly available here.
Publishers and Service Providers
LPC’s Publishers and Service Providers List includes vendors, hosting platforms, and other types of service providers who are interested in working with the community of library publishers. While some of the organizations listed are also sponsors of the Library Publishing Forum or the LPC, sponsorship is not necessary for inclusion on the list.
Any organization that meets the criteria for the Publishers and Service Providers Program can ask to be included on the list. List information is provided by the participants and is not verified by the LPC. List information is updated annually, or throughout the year on request. Inclusion on the list does not constitute an endorsement by the LPC or any of its members.
Library Publishing Bibliography
The Library Publishing Bibliography provides an evidence base to inform best practices in and demonstrate the impact of library publishing. It is updated annually in the summer. Recent citations are displayed below, and the full bibliography is maintained in Zotero.
Ayre, L. B., & Craner, J. (2017). Open Data: What It Is and Why You Should Care. Public Library Quarterly, 36(2), 173–184. https://doi.org/10.1080/01616846.2017.1313045
Bosch, S., & Henderson, K. (2017, April 19). New World, Same Model: Periodicals Price Survey 2017. Library Journal. Retrieved from http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2017/04/publishing/new-world-same-model-periodicals-price-survey-2017/
Brown, L., Humphreys, A., Loy, M., Snyder, R., & Spencer, C. (2017). Reimagining the Digital Monograph: Design Thinking to Build New Tools for Researchers, A JSTOR Labs Report. http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6GT3W
Corbett, H. (2016). Out of the Archives and Into the World: ETDs and the Consequences of Openness. In K. L. Smith & K. A. Dickson (Eds.), Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Implementation. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2047/D20216388
Donlan, R., & Sieck, S. (2016). Stop, Collaborate & Listen: How the Librarian/Publisher Relationship Can Facilitate the Development of the Information Literacy Curriculum. Collaborative Librarianship, 8(1), 16–21.
Elliott, M. A. (2015). The Future of the Monograph in the Digital Era: A Report to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Journal of Electronic Publishing, 18(4). https://doi.org/10.3998/3336451.0018.407
Fruin, C. (2017). Organization and Delivery of Scholarly Communication Services by Academic and Research Libraries in the United Kingdom: Observations from Across the Pond. Journal of Librarianship & Scholarly Communication, 5(1), eP2157. https://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2157
Fyfe, A., Coate, K., Curry, S., Lawson, S., Moxham, N., & Røstvik, C. M. (2017). Untangling Academic Publishing: A history of the relationship between commercial interests, academic prestige and the circulation of research. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.546100
Gelfand, J., & Lin, A. (2016). Library as Publisher: Convergence of New Forms and Roles of Textual and Non-Textual Grey Literature in Digital Scholarship. Grey Journal (TGJ), 12(2), 83–90.
Gibbs, C., Hern, M., Sennyey, P., & Sennyey http://ir.stedwards.edu, P. (2017). Adopting a Distributed Model for Data Services. Code4Lib Journal, (35). Retrieved from http://journal.code4lib.org/articles/12191
Hachani, S. (2016). A Bird’s Eye View of Two Open Access experiences in Algeria: CERIST’s Webreview and Depot numerique de l’Université Alger 1. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.253392
Hudson-Vitale, C. R., Johnson, R. P., Ruttenberg, J., & Spies, J. R. (2017). SHARE: Community-focused Infrastructure and a Public Goods, Scholarly Database to Advance Access to Research. D-Lib Magazine, 23(5/6). https://doi.org/10.1045/may2017-vitale
Jhangiani, R. S. (2017). Pragmatism vs. Idealism and the Identity Crisis of OER Advocacy. Open Praxis, 9(2), 141–150. https://doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.9.2.569
Jones, P., & Hahnel, M. (2016). How and Why Data Repositories are Changing Academia. Against the Grain, 28(1), 22–25.
Lippincott, S. K. (2017). Library as Publisher: New Models of Scholarly Communication for a New Era. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/mpub.9944345
Lippincott, S. K. (2016). The Library Publishing Coalition: organizing libraries to enhance scholarly publishing. Insights: The UKSG Journal, 29(2), 186–191. https://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.296
Maxwell, J. W., Bordini, A., & Shamash, K. (2017). Reassembling Scholarly Communications: An Evaluation of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Monograph Initiative (Final Report, May 2016). The Journal of Electronic Publishing, 20(1). http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/3336451.0020.101
Roh, C. (2016). Library publishing and diversity values: Changing scholarly publishing through policy and scholarly communication education | Roh | College & Research Libraries News. College & Research Libraries, 77(2), 82–85. https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.77.2.9446
Roh, C., & Inefuku, H. (2016). Agents of Diversity and Social Justice: Librarians and Scholarly Communication. In K. Smith & K. A. Dickson (Eds.), Open Access and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Policy and Infrastructure (pp. 107–128). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. Retrieved from http://repository.usfca.edu/librarian/8
Rowley, J., Johnson, F., Sbaffi, L., Frass, W., & Devine, E. (2017). Academics’ behaviors and attitudes towards open access publishing in scholarly journals. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 68(5), 1201–1211. https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23710
Schlosser, M. (2016). Write up! A Study of Copyright Information on Library-Published Journals. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 4, p.eP2110. https://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2110
Tracy, D. G. (2017). Libraries as Content Producers: How Library Publishing Services Address the Reading Experience. College & Research Libraries, 78(2), 219–240. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.78.2.219
Watkinson, C. (2016). Why marriage matters: A North American perspective on press/library partnerships. Learned Publishing, 29, 342–347. https://doi.org/10.1002/leap.1044
Young, P. (2017). Research Access and Discovery in University News Releases: A Case Study. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 5(1). https://doi.org/10.7710/2162-3309.2155