COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland has joined a two-year project to create the Library Publishing Coalition.

The school will work in collaboration with more than 50 other academic libraries and the Educopia Institute, a nonprofit organization designed to coalesce libraries, museums and archives.

Officials say that the project emerged from conversations between Purdue University, the University of North Texas and Virginia Tech regarding the need for a community dedicated to advancing the field of library publishing.

Maryland is expected to play an integral role in the design and implementation of the Library Publishing Coalition as a contributing institution.

Officials hope the project will engage practitioners to design a collaborative network that intentionally addresses and supports an evolving and diverse range of library production and publishing practices.

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