Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) and the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Library Publishing Special Interest Group
(LibPub SIG) are partnering once again to survey the landscape of publishing in libraries across the globe. LPC is seeking submissions for its
Library Publishing Directory. IFLA's LibPub SIG has created a first-of-its-kind
Map of global library publishing initiatives. Together, we invite you to share information about your library's publishing activities. Libraries that complete the
short form survey will appear in the IFLA LibPub Sig's
Global Library Publishing Map. Libraries that wish to be included in the
Library Publishing Directory can go on to fill out the full questionnaire (30-45 minutes to complete). Get started at
https://librarypublishing.org/lpdq-2022. Submissions are due by
Monday, September 13th.
For the first time, LPC is releasing the data from all years of the Library Publishing Directory in the form of a
research data set! This resource is primarily composed of the data that underlie the 2014–2021 Directories, in csv format. Researchers will also find the original survey instrument and data dictionary for each year. For those
interested in identifying changes to the survey design, a crosswalk file maps field additions and deletions over time. Finally, a readme file provides descriptive, methodological, and licensing information about the data.
Library Publishing Directory is an important tool for libraries wishing to learn about this emerging field, connect with their peers, and align their practices with those of the broader scholarly publishing community. Last
year's edition featured over 150 libraries in almost a dozen nations.
The Directory is published openly on the web in PDF, EPUB, as an online database of current entries, and as a research data set. It includes contact information, descriptions, and
other key facts about each library's publishing services. A print version of the Directory is also produced. The 2022 edition will be published in early 2022.
LPC Directory Committee
Perry Collins, University of Florida, Chair
Ian Harmon, West Virginia University
Karen Stoll Farrell, Indiana University
Nicholas Wojcik, University of Oklahoma
IFLA Special Interest Group on Library Publishing Subcommittee
Grace Liu (Canada)
Ann Okerson (USA)
to manage your DLF-ANNOUNCE subscription, visit diglib.org/announce