Joshua Neds-Fox, Wayne State University Library System
Melanie Schlosser, Library Publishing Coalition
Library Publishing Coalition Ethical Framework Task Force. (2023). An Ethical Framework for Library Publishing, Version 2.0. Atlanta, GA: Educopia. https://doi.org/10.5703/1288284317619
Date of this Version
library publishing, scholarly publishing, publishing ethics, publishing practice
Conceived at the Library Publishing Forum in 2017, the Ethical Framework for Library Publishing was a first-of-its-kind document for the LPC and the library publishing community. But remarkable social upheaval in the ensuing years, along with the continued maturation of our discipline, prompted the LPC to convene a task force to update the Framework for our current environment. What the task force developed, to our surprise, looks very little like the original document. An Ethical Framework for Library Publishing Version 2.0 is a true framework to help library publishers set an ethical baseline for their programs and activities. Consisting of four basic Frames, each with their own set of Statements and Guidance, the Framework gives the reader a scaffolding for ethical thinking in library publishing.