Library Publishing Coalition to Expand Membership Internationally
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2015 — The Library Publishing Coalition, a community-led membership association for library publishers, will expand membership to libraries outside North America, effective July 1, 2015.
The LPC supports an evolving, distributed range of publishing practices and furthers the interests of library publishers. It promotes collaboration, knowledge ¬sharing, and networking among libraries and between libraries and other publishers, especially university presses.
“Expanding our membership ensures that our members are connecting to an international community of peers and to global conversations about the role of libraries in publishing, digital scholarship, and Open Access.” says the LPC’s President, Kevin Hawkins (University of North Texas).
The LPC connects libraries with diverse profiles, interests, and areas of expertise, from small liberal arts colleges to large research universities. Members receive access to our members-only mailing list, webinars, and a library of model documentation. They also benefit from special registration rates for LPC events, voting rights in the organization, and the opportunity for their staff to serve on committees, task forces, and the LPC’s board.
Academic and research libraries and library consoria anywhere in the world are invited to complete a membership application at http://www.librarypublishing.org/join/membership-application.
The LPC operates as an affiliated community of the Educopia Institute, a non¬profit organization that advances cultural, scientific, and scholarly institutions by catalyzing networks and collaborative communities to facilitate collective impact. Learn more about LPC and its growing network of libraries at www.librarypublishing.org.