Oppose an Amendment to Decrease Funding for NEH!
Late last night [July 17, 2018], the House began consideration of the Grothman amendment, which would cut the budget of the NEH by 15% or nearly $23 million.
This afternoon [July 18, 2018], the House of Representatives will consider an amendment to the FY 2019 Interior Appropriations bill that would cut the budget of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by 15% or nearly $23 million.
If we can defeat this amendment, the House will then proceed with a vote on an Interior Appropriations bill that will increase the NEH’s budget by $2 million.
Call or write your Representative to oppose this amendment. Learn more about the amendment to reduce NEH funding here.
LPForum2018 slides, videos, & reflections. Bonus: LPForum2019 news
Shared by Matt Ruen, Grand Valley State University and Chair of LPF Program Committee
This year’s Library Publishing Forum (May 21-23, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) was a huge success, with:
- Record attendance of more than 200
- A thought-provoking and inspiring keynote from Catherine Kudlick: Disabilité! Accessibilité! Diversité!: Expanding the Cultural Framework for Library Publishing (see the slides and the livestreamed video)
- 49 presentations, workshops, working sessions, and interactive discussions led by community members
- Fantastic affiliated events, including Owned by the Academy: A Preconference on Open Source Publishing Software, a KairosCamp Editors Workshop, and a pair of pilot workshops for the new Library Publishing Curriculum
- Fun social outings, including dinearounds led by UMN staff, a trip to the historic Guthrie Theatre, and a really cool reception at the Weisman Art Museum
Enormous thanks are due to our hosts, our sponsors, the Library Publishing Coalition Program Committee (listed below), and the library publishing community for making this our best Library Publishing Forum ever!
Slides and Recordings Available
We invited a number of community members to write reflections on the Forum and/or the preconference, and had a great response! Check out the following posts on the LPC Blog:
- What do we value in academic ownership? (Ian Harmon, West Virginia University)
- From services to access: Reflections of a first-time Forum attendee(Talea Anderson, Washington State University, Library Publishing Forum First-Time Attendee Scholarship recipient)
- Challenges and opportunities (but mostly opportunities) for open source infrastructure in library publishing (Alison McGonagle-O’Connell, Editoria Community Manager, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation)
- What’s it like to be the local host of the Library Publishing Forum?(Kate McCready and Laureen Boutang, University of Minnesota Libraries)
- Digital publishing your way: Moving toward multimodal, flexible platforms (Sarah Wipperman, University of Pennsylvania)
Still to come: reflections from the 2017-19 LPC Fellows and the LPC-AUPresses Cross-Pollination Award recipients. Keep an eye on the LPC Blog and our Twitter account!
2019 Library Publishing Forum
Join us May 8-10, 2019, in Vancouver, British Columbia for the 2019 Library Publishing Forum! Our first Forum in Canada, it will be hosted by LPC member institution Simon Fraser University at their Harbour Centre campus in downtown Vancouver.
2020 Library Publishing Forum
Interested in hosting the Forum on your campus? Check out our call for proposals, open through August 31, 2018.
About the Library Publishing Forum
The Library Publishing Forum is an annual conference bringing together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; and to strengthen and promote this community of practice. The Forum includes representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works, including publishing vendors, university presses, and scholars. The Forum is sponsored by the Library Publishing Coalition, but you do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend.
International Journal of Open Educational Resources (IJOER) will be freely accessible via our upcoming website, with article submissions available through an online portal. We are very excited to contribute to the OER movement with our new journal.
Call for Proposals and to recruit Editorial Board Members
Initial goals are to:
-build an Editorial Board made up of international leaders in OER
-solicit article submissions for our upcoming fall 2018 issue.
The following notice was sent by Carmen MItchell, Scholarly Communication Librarian at California State University San Marcos
Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (JLSC) seeks a Reviews Co-Editor to continue and expand a program of reviewing scholarship, platforms and tools, and programs and courses whose subject matter is directly connected to the publication scope of JLSC. The Reviews Co-Editor will serve a four-year term (2018-2022), staggered with the other Co-Editor, Carmen Mitchell, Scholarly Communication Librarian at California State University, San Marcos (2017-2021).
Call for applications by August 17, 2018 for JLSC Reviews Co-Editor
JLSC is currently accepting applications for a Reviews Co-Editor to continue and expand a program of reviewing scholarship, platforms and tools, and programs and courses whose subject matter is directly connected to the publication scope of JLSC. See “More Announcements” for the full call.
Open Access Week is shaping up at the UC San Diego Library
October 23, 2018 at noon in the Geisel Library Seuss Room – Getting Published Workshop
October 24, 2018 at noon in the Geisel Library Seuss Room – UC San Diego Choosing Pathways to Open Access
October 25, 2018 at 3:00pm, location TBD – screening of Paywall: The Business of Scholarship