February 4, 2013
For New Ideas in Scholarly Publishing, Look to the Library
M. Scott Brauer for The Chronicle
Can a small college library fix what's wrong with scholarly publishing? Bryn Geffert, librarian of Amherst College, wants to find out.
Mr. Geffert is starting a new publishing operation overseen by the library and committed to open access, called the Amherst College Press. It will produce a handful of edited, peer-reviewed, digital-first books on "a very small number of subjects," the librarian says. "We want to do a few things well,