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About Marilyn S. Billings

Marilyn Billings is the head of the Office of Scholarly Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a position she has held since 2006. She provides leadership and education in alternative scholarly communication strategies and open scholarship topics, author rights, open access, open education, and library publishing initiatives. Current projects include oversight of the UMass Amherst’s digital repository ScholarWorks, the coordination of the UMass Amherst Open Education Initiative (OEI), co-chair of the MA Open Education Advisory Council with the MA Department of Higher Education, member of the Library Publishing Coalition, and member and partner presenter of the Open Textbook Network.


2005 - Present Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian, University Libraries, University of Massachusetts Amherst University Libraries

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Contact Information

W.E.B. Du Bois Library, Rm 1985
154 Hicks Way
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Tel: 413-545-6891


Open access publishing (14)

Recent Works (7)

Research Works (2)

Scholarly publishing (10)