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P2L4 to Convene University Presses, Libraries Virtually July 22—Open to Full ARL, AUPresses Membership

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The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and Association of University Presses (AUPresses) annually convene the P2L community—presses and libraries who share a reporting relationship. This year, we are opening up registration to this virtual meeting to all members of ARL and AUPresses. The theme of the 2020 P2L Summit, to be held Wednesday, July 22, 10:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. EDT, is “University Presses and Libraries: Partners in Digital Transformation.”

The day will focus on how scholars are embracing digital technologies in their research and publishing practices and how presses and libraries can be stronger by working together to support the ambitions of these knowledge creators. The meeting is structured as three 90-minute sessions that will explore topical themes of shared interest between university presses and libraries. Topics will range from the macro-level of large-scale open-infrastructure initiatives to the micro-level of individual connections between press and library staff to advance digital scholarship. Each of the three sessions will include 30 minutes of short presentations, 45 minutes of break-out discussions, and a 15-minute focus on next steps for the P2L partnership.

This meeting will not be recorded, but a follow-up report will be issued.


About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.

About the Association of University Presses

AUPresses logo AUPresses is an organization of more than 150 international nonprofit scholarly publishers. Since 1937, the Association of University Presses advances the essential role of a global community of publishers whose mission is to ensure academic excellence and cultivate knowledge. The Association holds integrity, diversity, stewardship, and intellectual freedom as core values. AUPresses members are active across many scholarly disciplines, including the humanities, arts, and sciences, publish significant regional and literary work, and are innovators in the world of digital publishing.

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