SUNY College at Geneseo

Milne Library

Open Services Committee

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
  • Languages published: English
  • Organization: centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Stage of publishing efforts (1-3): 3 - Established
  • Stage comments:
  • Open access focus (1-5): 5 - Completely
  • Program advisory/editorial board: Yes
Staffing (in full-time equivalents):
  • Professional staff: 1
  • Undergraduates: 1
Funding sources for publishing activities:
  • Library operating budget: 100%

Publishing Activities

Types of publications: educational resources (ex. textbooks, course modules); journals, campus-based student-created; posters.

  2021 Open access Paid Hybrid
Conference papers and proceedings, faculty
Conference papers and proceedings, student
Educational resources (e.g., textbooks, course modules) 4
Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs)
Journals, campus-based faculty-created
Journals, campus-based student-created 2
Journals, contracted by external groups
Journals, inactive back issues
Technical/research reports
Undergraduate capstones/honors theses
Other publishing activities:
posters (122)

2021: New publications from July 2020 to June 2021. 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 offer a combination of both open access and pay-access content.


Top publications:
  • The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming by Michael Mendez (textbook)
  • Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships by Jason S. Wrench, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter and Katherine S. Thweatt (textbook)
  • Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence by Amy Guptill (textbook)
  • "Foraging behaviors of pollinators in the Spencer J. Roemer Arboretum" by Syndou Cissé and Mouhamad Berte (poster)
Disciplinary specialties:
  • educational material


Internal partners: individual faculty

Openness to working with external 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

Part of a consortium that provides support for publishing?

Work with a university press?

Administer a university press?

Technologies & Services

Media formats:
  • audio
  • images
  • text
  • video
Softwares & platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)
  • Omeka
  • Pressbooks
  • WordPress
  • locally developed software

Additional services:
  • analytics
  • audio/video streaming
  • author advisory – copyright
  • author advisory – other
  • cataloging
  • compiling indexes and/or TOCs
  • contract/license preparation
  • digitization
  • hosting of supplemental content
  • ISBN registry
  • ISSN registry
  • peer review management
  • print-on-demand
  • typesetting
Digital preservation strategy:
  • No digital preservation services provided