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Press and Library Directors Explore “A World Not Dependent on Sales”

Ambassador Bridge at dawn or dusk
Ambassador Bridge between Detroit, MI, and
Windsor, ON. Photo CC0 by Sahil Kaler.

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) hosted the third meeting of press and library directors with reporting relationships (P2L3) in Detroit, Michigan, on June 14, 2019. The P2L3 theme was “a world not dependent on sales.” Participants focused on the unique strength of the P2L community to sustain open access monograph publishing, given the organizational and operational alignment between the library and the press.

P2L builds institutional capacity by sharing and combining staff for such activities as copyright consultations, outreach and advocacy, and implementation of open scholarship practices. The P2L community is well positioned to create standards and best practices around digital scholarship, including peer review, publication, and presentation.

For more information on the P2L3 meeting, we invite you to read the full report and view presentation slides.

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 logoThe Association of University Presses (AUPresses) is an organization of more than 150 international nonprofit scholarly publishers. Since 1937, the Association of University Presses has advanced 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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