This is a blog post by Graham Stone, subject matter expert (Open Access Monographs)
We are very pleased to announce that, in support of our commitment to New University Press and library-led open access publishing ventures, Jisc has been successful in its application to become a strategic affiliate of the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC).
Supported by the Educopia Institute in the United States, the LPC’s vision is for a scholarly publishing landscape that is open, inclusive, and sustainable. It is a professional forum for developing best practices and shared expertise in library publishing and open scholarship.
Strategic affiliates are peer membership associations who have a focal area in scholarly communications and substantial engagement with libraries, publishers, or both. Jisc joins a growing number of library and publisher associations, infrastructure and thought leadership organisations. See here for a full list of strategic affiliates.
We look forward to further liaison and collaboration with the LPC, particularly around the Next Generation Library Publishing Project, regular updates on developments in library publishing in the UK, Jisc’s New University Press Toolkit and potential collaborations between the LPC and Jisc.