SUNY Geneseo

Milne Library

Academic Library · United States

Milne Library Publishing

Allison Brown, Digital Publishing Services Manager

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, and to reduce the cost of higher education in NYS by publishing SUNY-authored open textbooks.
  • Publishing activities began: 2012
  • Stage of publishing efforts: 3 - Established
  • Open access focus: Central to mission
  • Portion of Open Access publications: All
  • Publishing Languages: English

Program Organization

  • Organization of publishing services: Centralized library publishing unit/department
  • Advisory/editorial board: Yes
  • Total staffing in Full Time Equivalents (FTE): 1
  • Individual people: 1
  • Students: Undergraduate student(s)
  • Funding sources: Library operating budget; sales revenue

Publishing Activities

  • Educational resources
  • Journals
  • Monographs
  • Newsletters

Journal Publishing:
  • Journals published: 2
  • Campus-based student-created: 2
Open Educational Resources Publishing:
  • Open Educational Resources: 2
  • Peer-reviewed Open Educational Resources: 1


Top Publications:
  • The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming (textbook)
  • Interpersonal Communication: A Mindful Approach to Relationships (textbook)
  • Introduction to the Modeling and Analysis of Complex Systems (textbook)
  • Fundamentals, Function, and Form: Theory and Analysis of Tonal Western Art Music (textbook)
  • "Sexual Violence and D.C. Comics," Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2018 (article)
Disciplinary Specialties:
  • Open educational resources


  • Internal partners:  Campus departments or programs; individual faculty; undergraduate students
  • Other publishing entities administered by your library: No
  • Other publishing entities within your library’s parent institution: No
  • Program’s 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)
  • Types of publications should other publishers refer to your program: Open textbooks/OER
  • Part of a consortium which provides support for publishing? (e.g. platform, funding): No

Technologies & Services

Media Formats:
  • audio
  • data
  • images
  • multimedia
  • text
  • video
Software & Platforms:
  • Digital Commons (bepress)
  • locally developed software
  • Omeka
  • Pressbooks
  • PubPub
  • WordPress

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


Additional Information

Last Year:
We are establishing a new Editorial Team in 2023 and hope to revise and update our proposal and acquisitions processes and publish additional policies.