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Llibraries as Publishers: Be Part of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) Library Publishing Directory

From Holly Mercer, Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Research Services, University of Tennessee
Atlanta, GA  Do you distribute ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertationsthrough your institutional repository?
Do you support the publication of open access journals? Do you aid in the creation of open education resources?
If you engage in these or other forms of value-added content creation and dissemination, help us to document the range of activities that libraries are undertaking in “publishing” (broadly defined) through their work in scholarly communications, digital humanities, digital sciences, and institutional repositories.
To promote collaboration and knowledge-sharing, and to raise the visibility of the unique contributions of libraries as “publishers,” the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC) is compiling the second edition of its Library Publishing Directory.
To have your library included, please complete our questionnaire, Friday, August 8, 2014.
The questionnaire has 32 questions and takes between 20 and 45 minutes to complete. We recommend that you preview the questions and check our list of respondents before you begin. Each institution should complete only ONE questionnaire.
The 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 community. The first edition was downloaded more than 2,000 times.
The Directory is published openly on the web and will include contact information, descriptions, and other key facts about each library's publishing services. An interactive version of the Directory is forthcoming. A print version will also be made available for purchase.
Please e-mail Sarah Lippincott ( or Holly Mercer ( with questions or comments. We look forward to hearing from you.