Update: June 2015

We are making considerable progress in our plans for the Lever Press. We have formed a partnership with Amherst College Press and Michigan Publishing. The Oberlin Group Task Force on Scholarly Publishing is working with these two organizations to craft a proposal that we will be sharing this summer. The proposal will include: editorial plan:…

Phase 2 Commences

Following the production of the report at the end of Phase One, The Oberlin Group reviewed the options presented to help achieve the vision of the project: a) To accelerate Open Access publishing in the liberal arts and re-imagine the monograph format; b) To make innovative use of new technologies throughout the publishing process. It…

Lever Initiative Phase One Report Published

The Lever Initiative has today published the results of phase one of its project to investigate the feasibility of launching a new Open Access (OA) publishing venture for the liberal arts. The report summarizes a number of research projects which have explored the overall landscape for OA monograph publishing and attitudes of the library and…

Help us understand faculty needs

We are currently conducting an online survey to help us understand faculty attitudes towards book publishing, and assess interest in new, more open forms of publishing that might better support scholarship. We’d appreciate your help in circulating the survey link to faculty within your institution to help us gather insights on current levels of satisfaction…