Last week, the Library Publishing Coalition publicly announced the first edition of the Library Publishing Directory, a “snapshot of the publishing activities of 115 academic and research libraries (primarily in North America).” Detailed in the document are various methods of publication, services offered, staffing and funding data, and prospective projects. Sharing documentation of this nature will not only inform the practices of library publishing departments, but will also offer scholars and authors a useful means of identifying higher-ed publication options. As stated in the LPC’s announcement:
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…
On first glance, it certainly seems likely to satisfy many of those aims, a development we here at DPS would be pleased to see!
The document is available as a PDF, EPUB, or print copy (by order):