Posted by: bluesyemre | December 13, 2012

Amherst Librarian Launches Open Access Press

Bryn Geffert hi res Amherst Librarian Launches Open Access Press

  • Amherst College Librarian Bryn Geffert has launched Amherst College Press, which will offer free, peer-reviewed digital books. “We will be the first university or college press to publish books solely under an open-access model,” said Geffert. “Although several university presses publish a few books each year under such a model, I do not know of another university press in the United States doing all books, all open-access.” It will not, however, be the first press run by an academic library: Among the presses’ ancestors cited by Geffert are the University of Michigan Library’s Mpublishing imprint, which has four titles out, and Stanford University Library’s High Wire Press.


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