The Library Publishing Coalition is an independent, community-led membership association that promotes publishing services in academic and research libraries. Among other activities, the LPC advocates for libraries by helping them show faculty members, students, staffers, and other parts of the university community the value of their publishing programs.
Maybe you’re a professor who has an idea for a journal you’d like to start at your college or university. Or maybe you are a grad student looking to prove yourself by publishing your research. Or maybe you’re a college librarian hoping to start a newsletter that will raise your library’s visibility on campus. No matter the reason, you are writing something that needs to find an audience. Why not publish it at the Library? As digital tools get easier to use, many institutions are starting their own publishing programs in an effort to offer more varied services to their communities.
If you are interested in reading more about the Library Publishing Coalition and how it applies to your writing and publishing plans, go to Library Publishing Coalition.org.
And here in BC, BC ELN recently announced that ‘Islandora’ has been selected for the BC Institutional Repository Network. “British Columbians will soon have anytime, anywhere access to research created at BC post-secondary institutions thanks to a new partnership between the British Columbia Electronic Library Network and Charlottestown, PEI software firm discoverygarden. Islandora is a Canadian-developed open-source platform currently in use at over 100 public and private institutions worldwide.” However, as yet there is no website for this service.