Author Archives: Peter Potter

About Peter Potter

Peter Potter is Publishing Director in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. In 2016 he launched Virginia Tech Publishing, a digital-first, open-access publisher that also offers consulting, education, and outreach to members of the Virginia Tech community as they navigate the changing landscape of scholarly publishing.

TOME at Virginia Tech: A Progress Report

In 2017 Virginia Tech joined eleven other American universities in the launch of a 5-year pilot project called TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem)—a bold new effort to change the landscape of scholarly book publishing. TOME is sponsored by the As… Continue reading

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University of California v. Elsevier: Why It Matters to Virginia

On February 28 the University of California announced that it was terminating all of its journal subscriptions with the scholarly publishing giant Elsevier. The news sent shock waves throughout the world of higher education—not just in America but glob… Continue reading

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Is There a Place for DIY in Scholarly Publishing? Lulu Says Yes (and may not be wrong)

Lulu has announced the launch of a new online publishing platform that it is calling Glasstree. If you’ve heard of Lulu before you probably know it as one of several heavyweight players in the self-publishing arena, alongside Amazon (Kindle Direct), … Continue reading Continue reading

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