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 help 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 Directory is produced through the efforts of the LPC's Directory Committee:

Jane Morris, Boston College
Elizabeth Smart, Brigham Young University
Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University
Beth Turtle, Kansas State University
Shan Sutton, Oregon State University
Linda Friend, Penn State University
Katherine Purple, Purdue University
Adrian Ho, University of Kentucky
Ann Lally, University of Washington
Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University