Posted by: bluesyemre | February 4, 2013

For New Ideas in Scholarly Publishing, Look to the Library by Jennifer Howard

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  • Can a small college library fix what’s wrong with scholarly publishing? Bryn Geffert, librarian of Amherst College, wants to find out. Mr. Geffert is starting a new publishing operation overseen by the library and committed to open access, called the Amherst College Press. It will produce a handful of edited, peer-reviewed, digital-first books on “a very small number of subjects,” the librarian says. “We want to do a few things well, not overextend.” Amherst’s president and Board of Trustees approved the plan late last year.

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