Author Archives: Peter Potter

About Peter Potter

Peter Potter is Publishing Director in the University Libraries at Virginia Tech. A historian by training, he has devoted his professional career to scholarly publishing, most recently serving as editor in chief at Cornell University Press from 2006 to 2015. In 2016 he moved to Virginia Tech where he launched a new publishing venture called VT Publishing. Based in the University Libraries, VT Publishing is 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.

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

Note: This is the first in a series of Open@VT blogposts that will appear over the ensuing months focusing on Virginia Tech’s “Big Deal” contracts with commercial journal publishers. As the University Libraries’ contracts with Elsevier, Springer, and Wiley come … Continue reading

Posted in Business Models, Commercial Publishers, Money, Open Access, Open Access Journals, Open Access Policies, Open Science, University Libraries at Virginia Tech, Virginia Tech, VT Publishing | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on University of California v. Elsevier: Why It Matters to Virginia

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

Posted in Business Models, Commercial Publishers, Copyright, Open Access, Open Books | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Is There a Place for DIY in Scholarly Publishing? Lulu Says Yes (and may not be wrong)