VT Publishing makes scholarly work in Blacksburg accessible to the world
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Virginia Tech Publishing is helping university scholars put their research out to the world on a variety of topics — which is a major part of higher education.
Founded in 2017, it is a hub for publishing the work of the university. That includes scholarly books, textbooks, articles and more than a dozen journals. The group publishes all that online for free, which helps reduce costs at a time when the prices of educational materials in higher education continues to climb.
It’s about making the best work of Tech faculty, staff and students available to the public, said Peter Potter, director of publishing strategy for University Libraries, VT Publishing’s home.
“Here we’re really looking at what the faculty are doing, what the students are doing, and we’re trying to support them by publishing that,” Potter said. “It’s really important work.”
VT Publishing has been particularly helpful for university researchers in advancing scholarship in their respective fields.
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