Library Publishing Directory and IFLA Library Publishing Global Map 2023: Call for Updates and New Entries

The Library Publishing Coalition is compiling the next edition of its Library Publishing Directory.  If your library has been included in a previous Directory, please update your information for the 2023 edition.  If you’ve not previously submitted to the Directory and are an active library publisher, please submit your entry and join this growing community!

The Library Publishing Coalition has an ongoing partnership with the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Library Publishing Special Interest Group (LibPub SIG).  Data collected for the annual Library Publishing Directory will appear not only in the Directory but also in the IFLA LibPub SIG map of global library publishing initiatives.

Including your library’s publishing information will ensure that readers see the latest about your services and will facilitate benchmarking within and across library publishing programs.  In addition, each library’s entry in the Library Publishing Directory will contribute to one of the most comprehensive research datasets for institutions looking at trends in library publishing.  The IFLA map provides the first truly international view of library publishing activities.

How to update or add your entry

Kindly use the general survey:  (If your library has had an entry in a previous edition of the Directory, you should have received an email with instructions on how to update your information.  Email with questions.)  You will be able to save your in-progress submission and return to it, but you may also want to preview the questions.  Responses in English are strongly preferred; we may be able to include responses in other languages.

The deadline for completing your entry for the 2023 Directory is Friday, February 10, 2023.

About the Library Publishing Directory

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.  Last year’s edition featured over 150 libraries in almost a dozen nations.

The Directory is published openly on the web in PDF, EPUB, and as an online database.  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 2023 edition will be published in mid-summer 2023.

About the IFLA Library Publishing SIG map

The goal of the LibPub SIG map is to document more fully the publishing activities to which IFLA’s members contribute, in order to facilitate a global community of interest and support.  While in its first year the focus was on scholarly/academic library publishers, now the SIG is opening submissions to all types of library publishers: academic, public, and others.

Submissions will appear in the IFLA Library Publishing Map of the World, easily accessible by IFLA members and friends, including LPC members.

The Library Publishing Coalition Directory Committee

  • Karen Stoll Farrell, Indiana University – Bloomington, Chair 
  • Jody Bailey, Emory University
  • Briana Knox, University of North Texas
  • Ryan Otto, Kansas State University
  • Ted Polley, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis 
  • Nicholas Wojcik, University of Oklahoma

IFLA Special Interest Group on Library Publishing Subcommittee

  • Grace Liu (Canada)
  • Ann Okerson (USA)