SUNY College at Geneseo

Milne Library

Milne Open Services Team

Allison Brown, Digital Publishing Services Manager
Phone: 585-245-6020

Program Overview

To increase the visibility, reach, and impact of Geneseo’s research and scholarship by providing open access to information, ideas, and works of imagination.

Publishing Activities Began: 2012
Location: United States
Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
Stage (1-3): 2 - Early
Open Access Focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
Program Advisory/Editorial Board: No

Staffing (in Full Time Equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 3
  • Undergraduates: 1.5
Funding Sources for Publishing Activities:
  • Library Operating Budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: conference papers and proceedings, student; educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); journals, campus-based student-created; monographs; Curriculum modules.

  2019 Open Access Paid Hybrid
Campus-based Faculty-driven Journal
Campus-based Student-driven Journals33
Faculty Conference Papers and Proceedings
Journals for External Groups
Student Conference Papers and Proceedings3030
Technical/Research Reports
Undergraduate Capstones/Honors Theses

2019: New publications from July 2018 to June 2019. Journals include titles actively publishing during the date range. Other publication types include items that were published or added to repositories for the first time within the date range.

OA/Paid/Hybrid: Publications currently published and/or available online. OA (open access) publications do not include counts for hybrid publications. Hybrid publications are those that may be offered in some form as OA, but are also available as a paid version.

Other/Additional Publishing Activities:

  • Library Publishing Activities: curriculum modules


Top Publications:
  • The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming (textbook)
  • Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems (textbook)
  • Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom (textbook)
  • The Effects of a Mother's Vegan Diet on Fetal Development (poster)
  • Integrated Biology and Inquiry Skills (IBIS) (curriculum modules)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • educational material


Internal Partners: campus departments or programs

Openess to Partners: Consider external partners if there is a tie to my institution (e.g. local editor of a journal for an external scholarly society)
Best publications to refer to our program: Open textbooks

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • multimedia/interactive content
  • text
  • video
Softwares & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)
  • Pressbooks
  • WordPress
  • locally developed software

Additional Services:
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • author advisory – copyright
  • author advisory – other
  • cataloging
  • contract/license preparation
  • digitization
  • graphic design (print or web)
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • peer review management
  • print-on-demand
  • training
  • typesetting
Digital Preservation Strategy:
  • Amazon S3
  • Digital preservation services under discussion

Additional Information

Plans for Expansion & Future Directions:
We recently launched our institutional repository and are actively soliciting projects from local faculty/staff. We are also researching digital preservation strategies, expanding our journal publishing program, and our open textbook series.
Other Information:
Our locally developed platform, OASIS (, has won the Open Education Consortium Award for OER Curation and the ACRL College Libraries Section Innovation in College Librarianship Award.
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