State University of New York at Geneseo

Milne Library

Technical Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Allison Brown
Editor and Production Manager

Program Overview

The mission of Milne Library publishing services is based on a core value of libraries: knowledge sharing and literacy are an essential public good. The goal of Milne publishing is to inspire authors and creators to share their works with a sustainable publishing model that rewards both authors and readers, libraries and learning. Milne publishing will help transform scholarly communications and library publishing.

Year publishing activities began: 2012

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments; services are distributed across several campuses

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: library staff (3)

Funding sources (%): library operating budget (45); grants (55)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2014:

Library publications in 2014: faculty-driven journals (2); student-driven journals (1); monographs (7); student conference papers and proceedings (1); newsletters (2); TEI digital humanities projects; OMEKA digital collections; best practices toolkits

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images

Disciplinary specialties: education; library and information science; local history; humanities/liberal arts

Top publications: (website); reprints and new monographs on; Educational Change (journal); reprints on Open Monograph Press; Workflow Toolkit (website)

Percentage of journals that are peer reviewed: 100

Percentage of journals assessing article processing charges (APCs):

Internal partners: campus departments or programs; individual faculty; undergraduate students

External partners: Thoreau Society; Thoreau Institute; Walden Woods Project; New York State Foundations of Education Association

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; OJS/OCS/OMP; WordPress; Commons in a Box

Digital preservation strategy: no digital preservation services provided; server backup as appropriate

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; training; analytics; cataloging; metadata; compiling indexes and/or TOCs; ISSN registration; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; open URL support; peer review management; business model development; budget preparation; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; digitization; hosting of supplemental content; audio/video streaming

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Expanding the use of Open Monograph Press for textbook, reprints, and new monograph publishing; developing network hosting and training models for Open Journal Systems and Open Monograph Press; expanding the role of digital scholarship publishing with social reading in Digital Thoreau and the use of Omeka.
Library Publishing Toolkit available at: www. Developing interactives with video, multiple choice feedback, etc. View All Entries