The Library Publishing Coalition Program Committee is excited to announce the hosts and locations for the 2018 and 2019 Library Publishing Forums. Starting next year, we will return to hosting the Forum at a member institution, which allows us to keep attendee costs reasonable while providing opportunities for library tours and other engagement with the host. We are delighted to partner with the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 2018 and Simon Fraser University in Vancouver in 2019.
2018 Library Publishing Forum: May 21-23, Minneapolis
Next year’s Forum will be held on Monday through Wednesday, May 21-23, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the McNamara Alumni Center. With over 47,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship campus of the University of Minnesota system, and the state’s land-grant university. The U of MN Libraries has been an active member of the Library Publishing Coalition since its initial project phase, publishing open journals, textbooks, monographs, and dynamic scholarly serials. The U of MN College of Education and Human Development is also the founding member and host of the Open Textbook Network and Open Textbook Library.
A Call for Proposals for the 2018 Library Publishing Forum will appear in late 2017.
2019 Library Publishing Forum: TBD, Vancouver
The following year’s Forum will take place at Simon Fraser University’s downtown Harbour Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, dates to be determined. A comprehensive university dedicated to community-engaged research and education, SFU has been a member of the Library Publishing Coalition since its initial project phase, and is a founding partner for the Public Knowledge Project (PKP). Library publishing programs worldwide rely on Open Journal Systems and other open-source publishing tools developed by PKP, thanks to SFU’s ongoing support.
About the Forum
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; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.
2017-2018 LPC Program Committee:
Laureen Boutang, University of Minnesota
Jon Bull, Valparaiso University
Sarah Melton, Boston College
Peter Potter, Virginia Tech
Jeff Rubin, Tulane University
Matt Ruen (chair), Grand Valley State University
David Scherer, Carnegie Mellon University
Elizabeth Siler, University of North Carolina Charlotte
Rebecca Welzenbach, University of Michigan
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