Marilyn Billings is the Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian
at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a position she has held since 2006. As head
of the Office of Scholarly Communication, she provides campus and regional leadership and
education in alternative scholarly communication strategies and gives presentations on
author rights, new digital publishing models and the role of digital repositories in
today's research and scholarship endeavors as well as providing oversight to the
UMass Amherst digital repository ScholarWorks@UMass Amherst. Marilyn's most recent
activity has focused on her work as a campus leader and national speaker on the topic of
alternatives to high cost textbooks, the use of open educational resources, and
coordinator of the Open Education Initiative (OEI) launched at UMass Amherst in spring
2011. 

Open access publishing

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Libraries and Faculty Partnering To Advance Scholarly Communication, Promoting Scholarly Communications Through Open Access Journals (2014)

Since the 1990s serials crisis brought with it a struggle for university libraries to keep...

 

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Transforming Library Services in a Time of Rapid Scholarly Communication Change, Sabbatical talks (2012)

Variation of sabbatical talks given at University of Washington, Indiana University, University of North Carolina,...

 

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The Transformation of Library Services in a Time of Rapid Scholarly Communication Change, Syracuse University (2012)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to capture, manage, and...

 

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New Roles for Library Faculty Liaisons at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Purdue University (2012)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to capture, manage, and...

 

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Scholarly Communication, Open Access Publishing, and the Berlin Declaration, Faculty Senate Research Council, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2011)

Presentation to the Faculty Senate Research Council to facilitate discussion of UMass Amherst as a...

 

Scholarly publishing

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Scholarly Communication, Open Access Publishing, and the Berlin Declaration, Faculty Senate Research Council, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2011)

Presentation to the Faculty Senate Research Council to facilitate discussion of UMass Amherst as a...

 

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Building a Sustainable Business Model for Library Publishing Services, Library-based Publishing: Strategies for Success (2011)

Presentation on staffing models used by the ScholarWorks Team at UMass Amherst.

 

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The Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication: The Role of the Library & Its Partners, NERCOMP/NITLE ISIS Seminar series (2011)

Presentation for online ISIS group.

 

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Library as Publishing Agent: Exploring New Roles, New England Library Association (NELA) Fall 2009 (2009)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves as campus publishers. One...

 

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Library Space Redesign (Virtual), Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) (2009)

This session will present a series of "think pieces" for both librarians and other campus...

 

Institutional repositories

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A University Library Creates a Digital Repository for Documenting and Disseminating Community Engagement (with William A. Miller), Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (2012)

Digital repositories are new tools for documenting the accumulated scholarly work produced at academic institutions...

 

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Transforming Library Services in a Time of Rapid Scholarly Communication Change, Sabbatical talks (2012)

Variation of sabbatical talks given at University of Washington, Indiana University, University of North Carolina,...

 

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The Transformation of Library Services in a Time of Rapid Scholarly Communication Change, Syracuse University (2012)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to capture, manage, and...

 

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New Roles for Library Faculty Liaisons at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Purdue University (2012)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to capture, manage, and...

 

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Managing a University Library in the Digital Age (with Gerald J. Schafer), China Institute - BUPT Higher Education Executive Training Program (2011)

This presentation discusses the structure and function of libraries, student and faculty services, scholarly communication...

 

Author Rights

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Author Rights, Or, The Rights of Copyright (with Fred Zinn), NERCOMP Workshop (2010)

This moderated discussion will cover the two roles that institutional repositories can play when talking...

 

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How To Keep Your Author Rights (and Influence People), Author Rights Science Faculty Colloquy (2007)

This presentation was part of the “Got Rights” UMass Amherst Science Faculty Colloquy, November 29,...

 

ScholarWorks materials

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The Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication: The Role of the Library & Its Partners, NERCOMP/NITLE ISIS Seminar series (2011)

Presentation for online ISIS group.

 

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The Potential of Partnerships, ALCTS (2009)

This webinar will use the University of Massachusetts‘ institutional repository as a case study to...

 

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Documenting and Promoting Engagement Using ScholarWorks, UMass Amherst’s Digital Repository, 10th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference (2009)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst scholarly community is exploiting new digital technologies to showcase campus...

 

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Template letter for permissions request - author, Selected works of Marilyn Billings (2007)
 

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Template letter for permissions request - department, Selected works of Marilyn Billings (2007)
 

Scholarly communication

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Office of Scholarly Communication: News and Updates, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries (2013)

This is a short update of recent activities and news from the Office of Scholarly...

 

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Transforming Library Services in a Time of Rapid Scholarly Communication Change, Sabbatical talks (2012)

Variation of sabbatical talks given at University of Washington, Indiana University, University of North Carolina,...

 

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New Roles for Library Faculty Liaisons at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Purdue University (2012)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to capture, manage, and...

 

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Managing a University Library in the Digital Age (with Gerald J. Schafer), China Institute - BUPT Higher Education Executive Training Program (2011)

This presentation discusses the structure and function of libraries, student and faculty services, scholarly communication...

 

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The Transformation of Scholarly Communication: Roles for Libraries, Massachusetts Commonwealth Consortium of Libraries in Public Higher Education Institutions (2011)

Topic: Scholarly Communication and Institutional Repositories: the role of Librarians

 

Publishing

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Library as Publishing Agent: Exploring New Roles, New England Library Association (NELA) Fall 2009 (2009)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves as campus publishers. One...

 

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The Role of the Institutional Repository in Preserving the Scholarly Record of the University of Massachusetts (with Mary E. Piorun and James F. Comes), Library Publications and Presentations (2007)

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst and the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass...

 

Research

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The Potential of Partnerships, ALCTS (2009)

This webinar will use the University of Massachusetts‘ institutional repository as a case study to...

 

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ScholarWorks as a Digital Publishing Platform, Utah IR Day (2009)

This presentation demonstrates how the University Libraries at UMass Amherst are using their Digital Commons...

 

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Documenting and Promoting Engagement Using ScholarWorks, UMass Amherst’s Digital Repository, 10th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference (2009)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst scholarly community is exploiting new digital technologies to showcase campus...

 

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The Role of the Institutional Repository in Preserving the Scholarly Record of the University of Massachusetts (with Mary E. Piorun and James F. Comes), Library Publications and Presentations (2007)

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst and the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass...

 

Libraries, Digital

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The Potential of Partnerships, ALCTS (2009)

This webinar will use the University of Massachusetts‘ institutional repository as a case study to...

 

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ScholarWorks as a Digital Publishing Platform, Utah IR Day (2009)

This presentation demonstrates how the University Libraries at UMass Amherst are using their Digital Commons...

 

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Documenting and Promoting Engagement Using ScholarWorks, UMass Amherst’s Digital Repository, 10th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference (2009)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst scholarly community is exploiting new digital technologies to showcase campus...

 

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Cyberinfrastructure and the Transformation of Libraries, NERCOMP Conference: Cyberinfrastructure and The Liberal Arts: Institutions and the Future of Discipline-based Research (2008)

Libraries are beginning to exploit the transformation that cyberinfrastructure allows: for example, for discovery and...

 

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The Role of the Institutional Repository in Preserving the Scholarly Record of the University of Massachusetts (with Mary E. Piorun and James F. Comes), Library Publications and Presentations (2007)

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst and the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass...

 

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

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The Potential of Partnerships, ALCTS (2009)

This webinar will use the University of Massachusetts‘ institutional repository as a case study to...

 

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ScholarWorks as a Digital Publishing Platform, Utah IR Day (2009)

This presentation demonstrates how the University Libraries at UMass Amherst are using their Digital Commons...

 

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Documenting and Promoting Engagement Using ScholarWorks, UMass Amherst’s Digital Repository, 10th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference (2009)

The University of Massachusetts Amherst scholarly community is exploiting new digital technologies to showcase campus...

 

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The Role of the Institutional Repository in Preserving the Scholarly Record of the University of Massachusetts (with Mary E. Piorun and James F. Comes), Library Publications and Presentations (2007)

The W.E.B. Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst and the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass...

 

Library as publisher

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Building a Sustainable Business Model for Library Publishing Services, Library-based Publishing: Strategies for Success (2011)

Presentation on staffing models used by the ScholarWorks Team at UMass Amherst.

 

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Academic Library as Publishing Agent: showcasing student, faculty, and campus scholarship and publications (with Teresa Fishel and Allegra Gonzalez), ACRL 14th National Conference, March 12-15, 2009: Pushing the Educge: Explore, Engage, Extend (2009)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to be a campus...

 

Digital Collections

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Academic Library as Publishing Agent: showcasing student, faculty, and campus scholarship and publications (with Teresa Fishel and Allegra Gonzalez), ACRL 14th National Conference, March 12-15, 2009: Pushing the Educge: Explore, Engage, Extend (2009)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to be a campus...

 

Scholarly Communication

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Office of Scholarly Communication: News and Updates, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries (2013)

This is a short update of recent activities and news from the Office of Scholarly...

 

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Transforming Library Services in a Time of Rapid Scholarly Communication Change, Sabbatical talks (2012)

Variation of sabbatical talks given at University of Washington, Indiana University, University of North Carolina,...

 

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New Roles for Library Faculty Liaisons at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Purdue University (2012)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to capture, manage, and...

 

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Managing a University Library in the Digital Age (with Gerald J. Schafer), China Institute - BUPT Higher Education Executive Training Program (2011)

This presentation discusses the structure and function of libraries, student and faculty services, scholarly communication...

 

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The Transformation of Scholarly Communication: Roles for Libraries, Massachusetts Commonwealth Consortium of Libraries in Public Higher Education Institutions (2011)

Topic: Scholarly Communication and Institutional Repositories: the role of Librarians

 

Institutional Repository

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Academic Library as Publishing Agent: showcasing student, faculty, and campus scholarship and publications (with Teresa Fishel and Allegra Gonzalez), ACRL 14th National Conference, March 12-15, 2009: Pushing the Educge: Explore, Engage, Extend (2009)

Academic libraries of all sizes can and must strategically position themselves to be a campus...

 

Open Education Resources

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Open Education Resources at UMass Amherst, Charleston Conference (2010)

This presentation was the third part of a panel discussion entitled Open Textbook Models: View...

 

Library Strategic Planning

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Managing a University Library in the Digital Age (with Gerald J. Schafer), China Institute - BUPT Higher Education Executive Training Program (2011)

This presentation discusses the structure and function of libraries, student and faculty services, scholarly communication...

 

Community Engagement

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Documenting and Promoting Research & Engagement Using ScholarWorks, UMass Amherst's Digital Repository, bePress Webinar Series: Institutional Repositories Supporting Community Engagement, Part 2 (2013)

At UMass Amherst, Marilyn Billings works with university administration and faculty to publish the University's...

 

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A University Library Creates a Digital Repository for Documenting and Disseminating Community Engagement (with William A. Miller), Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (2012)

Digital repositories are new tools for documenting the accumulated scholarly work produced at academic institutions...

 

Open Education Initiative

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Seeking Alternatives to High-cost Textbooks: A Case Study of the UMass Amherst Open Education Initiative, Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resource Coalition (SPARC) (2014)

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that either reside in the...

 

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Ditch Your Textbook: Academic Librarians Inspiring Faculty to go "Open" (with Steven Bell, Mei-Yau Shih, and Kristina Morris Baumli), Association of College and Research Libraries (2013)

College students descend on the academic library in search of current textbooks, typically discovering there...

 

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The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst: Taking a Bite Out of High-Cost Textbooks (with Sarah C. Hutton), University of Massachusetts Curricular Re-Design Symposium (2013)

This presentation highlights the successful Open Education Initiative begun at UMass Amherst in the spring...

 

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The Open Education Initiative at UMass Amherst: Taking a Bite Out of High Cost Textbooks, Living the Future Conference, University of Arizona (2012)

Breakout session of conference: To describe the Open Education Initiative that began at the University...

 

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Transforming Library Services in a Time of Rapid Scholarly Communication Change, Sabbatical talks (2012)

Variation of sabbatical talks given at University of Washington, Indiana University, University of North Carolina,...

 

No subject area

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Response to RFI on Public Access to Peer-reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting from Federally Funded Research (2012)

This report is the University of Massachusetts Amherst response to an RFI issued by the

 

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The Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication: The Role of the Library and an IR, SUNY Buffalo: Digital Humanities, Libraries, and Institutional Repositories: A Panel Discussion (2010)
 

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New Partnerships with Faculty: Creating and Publishing Open Access Journals, NERCOMP Workshop (2010)

This presentation explores new collaborations with faculty to create, manage, and distribute open access journals...

 

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ScholarWorks, the UMass Amherst Digital Repository: Showcasing new ways of sharing our scholarly work, University of Massachusetts Graduate School (2009)

Presentation about ScholarWorks digital repository, scholarly communication, ETDs, graduate student work, and open access publishing...

 

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ESENCe: The Ethics in Science and Engineering National Clearinghouse, LITA National Forum (2009)

This talk provides an example, through ESENCe, of the benefit to librarians of partnering with...