Open access publishing and WordPress

The Amherst College Press is a small and relatively new press. In this talk I will discuss what we’ve done at Amherst College in using WordPress as a portal for our open access publishing.

I will talk about what our system and workflow currently looks like from a technical standpoint as well as the WordPress tools we’ve explored and sometimes created to achieve our goals. I will talk about our experiences along the way, touching on both the points where WordPress excels as a platform for this type of work and well as where we’ve struggled with WordPress to achieve our goals.

Given that most WordPress plug-ins are gear towards photographers, bloggers and e-commerce, how does one find tools that work for a different application of WordPress? I address this question in the context of what we’ve done.

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