8. November 2019


Mid Term Meeting IFLA Special Interest Group On Library Publishing, Oslo 5th and 6th of March


Conference venue

The conference will take place at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Campus Pilestredet.

Plenaries, and break out session are held in Pilestredet 46 (P46), Athene 1.

NB! Small changes may occur.


Thursday March 5th


09.00 – 10.00: Coffee and registration

10.00 – 10.30:  Welcome and opening



Library Publishing Platforms


Drupal as a Library Publishing Platform 
Allyson Laird – Penn State University Libraries (USA)

Vega: Starting a new OA academic publishing platform
Cheryl E. Ball – Wayne State University Libraries (USA)

Shaping the Future of Scholarly Publishing: Library Participation in Enhancing Open Infrastructure
Marisa MacDonald – Public Knowledge Project (Canada).

Why operate a platform like tidsskrift.dk – the Danish National Open Access Platform?
Jesper Boserup Thestrup – Royal Danish Library (Denmark)

University Journals: A collaborative open access publishing platform owned by universities and linked to repositories
Max Haring – University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands)


12.00 – 12.20: Streaming from Australia

Publication Density Problem: Publishing to bring attention to your work
Elena Danilova – The University of Queensland Library (Australia)


12.20 – 13.20: Lunch


13.20 – 14.50

Library Publishing Programs: Case Studies


Small but Mighty: How a Team of Four Administers a Robust Library Publishing Program
Sue Anne Gardner – University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA)

Heading for the Open Science – experience of LUT Publishing House
Katarzyna Weinper – Publishing House of Lublin University of Technology (Poland)

Vienna University Press (VUP) and Its Publications
Markus Stumpf – Vienna University Library (Austria)

Publishing in the Public Library in Serbia
Goran Trailović – City Library of Pančevo (Serbia)

On the public library as publisher
Mikael Böök – (Finland)


14.50 – 15.20: Coffee break


15.20 – 17.00:

Library Publishing Services


Evaluation of OA-journals – the role for the library
Lars Egeland – Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway)

Support for Good Peer Review
Aysa Ekanger and Solveig Enoksen – University Library of UiT- The Arctic University of Norway (Norway)

Open Access E-Books as a new deal for libraries in 21st century
Vojtěch Vojtíšek – Municipal Library of Prague (The Czech Republic)

Library Publishing and Accessibility
Talea Anderson – Washington State University (USA)


17.00 End of Day 1

17.30 Dinner – voluntarily – paid individually


Friday March 6st


09.00 – 10.30

Break Out Session


Participants who did not submit an presentation but still have a great idea, a project, a startup, a workshop, who are in need of research or who just want to discuss a hot topic are getting the opportunity to submit a break out session in advance of the conference. The break out sessions will be advertised mid February. On day one of the conference participants can sign up for the break out session they are most keen to attend.


10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break


11.00 – 11.30:

Information from IFLA Special Interest Group On Library Publishing


11.30 – 12.30:

Library Publishing: Collaboration and Networks


Nordic User and Development Network for Edx – Activity-based Learning Libraries
Emma Vestli and Helge Høivik – Oslo Metropolitan University (Norway)

Building a Comprehensive Collection of Library Publishers
Jessica Kirschner – Virginia Commonwealth University (USA)

Creating a Library Publisher Mentorship Program
Allyson Laird – Penn State University Libraries (USA)

The Irish Library Publishing Landscape: One Year On
Jane Buggle and Marie O’ Neill – Dublin Business School and  – CCT College (Ireland)


12.30 – 13.30: Lunch break


13.30 – 14.30:

Wrap up Panel discussion

Library Publishing as a Driver of Open Access Scholarly Communication – Challenges and Opportunities

Ann Okerson, IFLA Professional Committee and SIG Library Publishing

Jesper Boserup Thestrup, The Royal Danish Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

Marte Ericsson Ryste,  Cappelen Damm Akademisk, Publisher, Norway

Jan Erik Frantsvåg, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Sue Ann Gardner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Moderator: Lars Egeland, Oslo Metropolitan University


14.30 Closing