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.

A Big Deal Update

This Open@VT blogpost is part of an ongoing series on Virginia Tech’s pending negotiations with the scholarly publishing giant Elsevier. Virginia Tech is one of seven research universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia that negotiates collectively with Elsevier and other … Continue reading

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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

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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

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