"Free Thought for Serious Thinkers: Building the Amherst College Press"
Presentation by Mark Edington, Director of the Amherst College Press
How do scholars communicate with each other in the digital age? How will received conventions for assuring academic merit-- peer review, the gatekeeping function of publishers, the problematic role of reputation --be carried forward into new means of connection and communication between scholars and the interested public of readers? Mark Edington, the newly appointed director of the Amherst College Press, will describe how this new venture is approaching the early challenges of creating a pathway for the development of digital-first, open-access scholarship in the liberal arts.
This presentation, with reception to follow, will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4:30 p.m. in the Friendly Reading Room at Frost Library.