From Melanie Schlosser in Library Trends:
Library publishing is both a growing area of interest in academic
libraries and an increasingly visible subfield of scholarly publishing.
This article introduces the field of library publishing—and the opportunities and values that make it unique—from the perspective of
the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC). The LPC is an independent,
community-led membership association of academic and research
libraries and library consortia engaged in scholarly publishing, and
it is the only professional association dedicated to this emerging area
of librarianship. In its first five years, LPC has produced a robust
set of resources to support library publishers, including the annual
Library Publishing Forum, the annual Library Publishing Directory,
and a variety of freely available professional development resources.
It has also built a strong community of members and an extended
network of affiliates. This paper presents and contextualizes these
accomplishments and shares new developments and future directions
for the Library Publishing Coalition.
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