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About Marilyn S. Billings

Marilyn Billings is the Scholarly Communication & Special Initiatives Librarian and 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, author rights, open access, open education, and library publishing initiatives. Current projects include her oversight of the UMass Amherst’s digital repository ScholarWorks, the coordination of the UMass Amherst Open Education Initiative (OEI), an effort that began in 2011, and is serving on the Library Publishing Coalition Advisory Board.


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 (13)

Recent Works (2)

Scholarly publishing (9)

Institutional repositories (22)