Update: Sustaining Scholarly Publishing
by Kathleen Fitzpatrick — Modern Language Association
May 19, 2011 – 17:42
In an article in the May 2011 College & Research Libraries News, MIT Press director Ellen Faran discusses the Association of American University Presses’ recent report, “Sustaining Scholarly Publishing: New Business Models for University Presses.” After discussing the report’s recommendations, she notes:
The report was posted in a MediaCommons edition (an AAUP first) and has provoked some lively response from librarians, university administrators, and university press staff. Some comments add new ideas or examples or expand on the complexity of the issues discussed.
Others reveal significant skepticism about the capacity of university presses to embrace fully a more open and format-unbounded future. In my personal view, this open exchange feels like an exciting step forward into the healthy dialogue that we have long desired.
MediaCommons is thrilled to have participated in the circulation and discussion of the AAUP’s report, and we look forward to more such dialogue in the future.