Title

Lever Press: A Game Changer for Scholarly Publishing

Location

KIPJ

Session Type

10-minute lightning talk

Start Date

30-4-2019 10:16 AM

End Date

30-4-2019 10:25 AM

Abstract

Several years ago, a group of liberal-arts library directors decided to repurpose funds to support open access publishing and create the lever they lacked.

The result: The Lever Press.

The Lever Press offers a case study in how a group of librarians can seize the initiative and make the changes they wish to see in the scholarly monograph publishing industry—changes that have a big impact on our work as librarians and on the communities we serve. The Press devotes itself to producing the highest quality scholarship in an economically sustainable model, embodying and reflecting the values of the liberal arts, and leading the way in establishing best practices for born-digital, peer reviewed, open access monograph publishing. It embraces diverse voices and viewpoints, it hews to the principles of equity and social justice, and it predicates its work on collective decision-making, working with communities of its members and beyond.

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Apr 30th, 10:16 AM Apr 30th, 10:25 AM

Lever Press: A Game Changer for Scholarly Publishing

KIPJ

Several years ago, a group of liberal-arts library directors decided to repurpose funds to support open access publishing and create the lever they lacked.

The result: The Lever Press.

The Lever Press offers a case study in how a group of librarians can seize the initiative and make the changes they wish to see in the scholarly monograph publishing industry—changes that have a big impact on our work as librarians and on the communities we serve. The Press devotes itself to producing the highest quality scholarship in an economically sustainable model, embodying and reflecting the values of the liberal arts, and leading the way in establishing best practices for born-digital, peer reviewed, open access monograph publishing. It embraces diverse voices and viewpoints, it hews to the principles of equity and social justice, and it predicates its work on collective decision-making, working with communities of its members and beyond.