AAUP is an organization of more than 130 nonprofit scholarly publishers, dedicated to the support of creative and effective scholarly communications. Through its programs and information resources, AAUP helps its members fulfill their common commitments to scholarship, the academy, and society. www.aaupnet.org
ACUP / APUC exists to serve the interest of Canadian scholarship. By their publishing activity, ACUP / APUC members encourage the broadest distribution of the fruits of research and scholarship. The Association of Canadian University Presses / Association Des Presses Universitaires Canadiennes provides an organization through which the exchange of ideas relating to university presses and their functions may be facilitated. The members of our community practice a unique kind of publishing, which needs a public voice. The ACUP / APUC is a source for publishing advice and assistance to learned bodies, scholarly associations, institutions of higher learning, and individual scholars and the major voice of the scholarly publishing community to government, to the media, and to the public. www.acup.ca
AEUP The Association of European University Presses is an organisation for University Presses across Europe to help them build stronger relationships between them, to co-operate and share knowledge in order to reach common goals and to jointly address important issues in a currently turbulent time in publishing. www.aeup.eu
ALPSP The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) is the international trade association representing all types of non-profit publishers and those that work with them. ALPSP is the only international trade association that represents scholarly publishers across all disciplines of academic endeavour and is the largest trade association for scholarly and professional publishers in the world. It has over 360 organizational members in approximately 40 countries who collectively publish over 10,000 journals – around half the world’s total - as well as books, databases and other resources.
ALPSP’s mission is to play an active part in shaping the future of academic and scholarly communication. ALPSP represents and advocates on behalf of the scholarly publishing industry at both national and international level, carries out research and other projects, establishes good practice guidelines, monitors national and international issues and represents members’ interests to the wider world. It offers an extensive programme of seminars and training as well as an informative website (www.alpsp.org), a quarterly journal, Learned Publishing, and a monthly e-newsletter, ALPSP Alert. The ALPSP Learned Journals Collection (ALJC) is a unique online collection which enables small and medium sized publishers to package their journals with a single umbrella licence, pricing model and delivery platform. In 2008 it will comprise 728 journals from 53 publishers. www.alpsp.org
IAMP, the International Association of Museum Publishers, provides a forum for museum publishing departments and staff on a worldwide basis to exchange ideas and discuss matters of importance in the field of scholarly publishing as it relates to museums, their permanent collections, their exhibition programmimg, their research activities, and their outreach programs. It provides the museum publishing community with a voice on a wide variety of subjects (including but not limited to new technology, institutional relations, visual arts copyright issues, and international museum co-operation) that are of special interest to the field.
IDRC, Canada’s International Development Research Centre, is one of the world’s leading institutions in the generation and application of new knowledge to meet the challenges of international development. Since its founding in 1970, IDRC has worked in close collaboration with researchers from the developing world as they strive to build healthier, more equitable, and more prosperous societies. Through its publishing program, IDRC works in partnership with scholarly publishers around the world to disseminate the results of the research it supports. www.idrc.ca