[A2k] Amherst Launches First Open-Access, Digital Academic Press

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Fri Dec 7 05:59:05 PST 2012


"Amherst Launches First Open-Access, Digital Academic Press Devoted to
the Liberal Arts - Conceived by College Librarian Bryn Geffert, the
press will publish peer-reviewed books written by leading scholars and
then make them available for free online. The press, announced
Wednesday afternoon, is causing a stir in academia.
[...]
Funding for the press will come from the Frost Library and from an
endowed position for which the college is currently raising money. The
college also expects that the content of the Amherst
College-affiliated literary magazine The Common will be freely
available online under the open-access model governing the press,
while The Common will continue to use its own resources to produce the
publication’s print version."

More here: https://www.amherst.edu/aboutamherst/news/news_releases/2012/12/node/445320

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Manon Ress
Knowledge Ecology International
manon.ress at keionline.org
tel.: +1 202 332 2670




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