Librarian Resource Center

Welcome, librarians! This page is for librarians and associated information professionals: A set of the resources that help you optimize your access or institutional trial of LPP content. Currently it contains:

  • MARC Records
  • Usage Statistics
  • SERU Statement
  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Policy
  • Open Access Policy and License
  • Book Flyers (for faculty promotion)

As a new and independent publisher, these materials are a work in progress – please let us know if there's anything else you require.     

MARC Records

You can download our most currently available MARC record [currently updating, please check back]. MARC records on a monthly basis.

Usage Statistics

Log in here to access your institution’s COUNTER 5 usage data.

SERU Statement

Lived Places Publishing is a signer to the NISO Shared Electronic Resource Understanding (SERU). If your institution is also a signer of the SERU, no license agreement is necessary. You can add your institution to the SERU registry here: Alternatively, Lived Places Publishing will accept your university’s preferred content licensing agreement.

Interlibrary Loan Policy

As a new and independent publisher of course reading materials, we are unable to deliver the technical infrastructure to support digital rights management (DRM) restrictions on the sharing of our PDF ebook files.

However, we wish to support whole-ebook interlibrary loan (ILL). Our instinct is to trust librarians. 

Our ILL policy is as follows

If you ("Licensee") purchase the collection (the "Licensed Materials") publisher-direct from Lived Places Publishing, we extend the right for you to loan LPP books to other academic libraries on a one-institution/one-loan basis

The Licensee may provide to a library, or directly to a patron of a library, by paper or electronic means, a single copy of an individual title (or document) being part of the Licensed Materials, within the guidelines of traditional interlibrary loan practices and applicable copyright laws. 

Restated, the Licensee retains its unlimited access to each title as a part of the Licensed Materials, and can simultaneously loan a title to one institution at a time. Further loan of that title is not permitted until the title has been removed from the loan-receiving institution's system. 

Open Access Policy

Lived Places Publishing devotes 5% of all revenue generated to funding open access publishing

Open access at LPP is entirely publisher-funded at no cost to the author. In other words, there are no "book processing charges" for authors. Nor are there "membership" fees or "subscription" fees for institutions to cover the associated costs of open publishing. 

The 5% of our revenues devoted to open access publishing are allocated based on our average per title book production cost. In the interest of full transparency, we will publish updated average book production costs on our website every six months.  

Lived Places Publishing authors can select to have their book considered for open access. Based on funding available for open access and the considered opinion of our advisory board and publisher, titles enter into our open access program.  

Open License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

The default license for all LPP titles is All Rights Reserved

However, when a book is published open access, we use the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license as defined by Creative Commons. 

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) license

For titles published under this license, you are free to:

Under the following terms:

  • No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

The licensor cannot revoke these freedoms as long as you follow the license terms.

Promo Materials for Librarians' Use

LPP: Book Flyers
A set of individual book flyers (in PDF format) that you can use for faculty promotion. It includes all currently published and forthcoming titles [last updated 3/24/23]:
Download flyers (.zip) 

LPP: Published and Forthcoming Titles, Spring 2023
Single-page PDF flyer for faculty promotion highlighting all currently published and forthcoming titles [last updated 4/20/23]:
Download flyer (.pdf)

LPP: Library-Friendly, Curriculum-Ready.
Two-page PDF flyer with some basic info about LPP's publishing and distribution model [last updated 4/3/23]:
Download flyer (.pdf)

Logos: Lived Places Publishing
A set of logos (.zip packet) that you can use to customize your own promo materials [last updated 4/3/23]:
Download images (.zip)