This presentation will focus on how the University of Massachusetts Amherst library established a journal publishing program within its suite of scholarly communication services, the process of getting started, providing ongoing support, and will share lessons learned along the way.
Marilyn Billings is the Scholarly Communication and Special Initiatives Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a position she has held since 2006. She provides leadership in alternative scholarly communication strategies, including open access, open education and the role of digital repositories in today’s academic environment. She is the head of the Office of Scholarly Communication at the W.E.B. DuBois Library, providing oversight and management of the UMass Amherst institutional repository ScholarWorks @ UMass Amherst which hosts numerous open access journals, conferences, research center outputs and faculty scholarly materials in addition to its robust ETD collection.
A light lunch will follow the presentation.
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