SUNY Geneseo

Milne Library

Technical Services
United States

Primary Contact:
Kate Pitcher
Interim Director

Program Overview

Develop a viable alternative to current commercial publishing by creating academic friendly publishing services; develop publishing expertise; and create and cultivate such expertise on campus and in other libraries for the development of emerging publishing services in libraries.

Year publishing activities began: 2011

Organization: services are distributed across library units/departments

Total FTE in support of publishing activities: professional staff (2); paraprofessional staff (1); undergraduate students (1)

Funding sources (%): endowment income (20); grants (75); sales revenue (5)

Stage of publishing efforts (1–5):

Open access focus (1–5):

Advisory/editorial board:

Publishing Activities

Library-administered university press publications in 2015:

Library publications in 2015: campus-based faculty-driven journals (2); campus-based student-driven journals (1); monographs (18); textbooks (7); student conference papers and proceedings (1); Digital Scholarship projects (2)

Number of open access titles:

Number of paid titles:

Number of hybrid titles:

Media formats: text; images; audio; video; concept maps, modeling, maps, or other visualizations; multimedia/interactive content

Disciplinary specialties:

Top publications: Bob Dylan’s Career as a Blakean Visionary & Romantic; Entrepreneurship in New York: The Mismatch between Venture Capital and Academic R&D; Tagging Along: Memories of My Grandfather James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr.; The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook; The Library Publishing Toolkit

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:

Publishing platform(s): CONTENTdm; OJS; OMP; Wordpress; locally developed software; OMEKA; Commons-in-a-box

Digital preservation strategy: in-house; digital preservation services under discussion

Additional services: graphic design (print or web); print-on-demand; typesetting; copy-editing; marketing; outreach; analytics; cataloging; metadata ISSN registry; ISBN registry; DOI assignment/allocation of identifiers; dataset management; peer review management; business model development; contract/license preparation; author copyright advisory; other author advisory; hosting of supplemental content

Additional Information

Plans for expansion/future directions: Currently lead a successful Open SUNY Textbooks program, which will be completing the second round of grant funding. We are in the process of developing a sustainability plan for ongoing opetarions.
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