A Collaborative Solution to Scholarly Publishing’s Challenges: Building the Lever Press

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dc.contributor.author Welzenbach, Rebecca
dc.contributor.author Avery, Marguerite
dc.contributor.author Swift, Allegra
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-02T14:20:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-08-02T14:20:42Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-19
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/122836
dc.description The slides and text made available here represent my portion only of a three-part panel. en_US
dc.description.abstract In 2014, the Oberlin Group - a consortium of selective liberal-arts college libraries - convened a task force to explore the possibility of developing a collaborative, open access publishing pathway for scholarship in the arts and humanities. After a year of work and study, developing a request for proposals and selecting a publishing partner, crafting a business model and returning to the member libraries for commitments of support, the Lever Press will be launched in early 2016 with thirty-nine library partners making a five-year commitment totaling more than a million dollars in overall resources. Our panel proposes to tell the story (so far) of how the Lever Press came to be, and how its principal partners—the Oberlin Group, the Amherst College Press, and Michigan Publishing—are collaborating to develop a plan for realizing this vision. We’ll offer presentations on the content problems librarians have experienced and are working to solve; the assumptions that guide our work; the partnership between the two library-based presses that will implement the vision; and the next steps we see ahead of us in translating our proposals for governance and editorial oversight into an operational library publishing entity. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *
dc.subject Open Access, liberal arts college, scholarly communication, digital publishing en_US
dc.title A Collaborative Solution to Scholarly Publishing’s Challenges: Building the Lever Press en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Information Sciences
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Social Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliationother Amherst College en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother Claremont Colleges en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/122836/1/Welzenbach_Lever press LPC Slide deck (1).pdf
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/122836/2/LeverPressTalk (1).pdf
dc.identifier.orcid 0000-0001-5083-7835 en_US
dc.description.filedescription Description of Welzenbach_Lever press LPC Slide deck (1).pdf : Slides in PDF format
dc.description.filedescription Description of LeverPressTalk (1).pdf : Text of talk in PDF format
dc.owningcollname Michigan Publishing (MPublishing)
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