Video: Open access publishing and WordPress

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Session Description:
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.

Bethany Seeger

What is WPCampus?
WPCampus 2017 was the second annual in-person conference for the WPCampus community, a gathering of web professionals, educators and people dedicated to the confluence of WordPress in higher education. The event took place July 14-15 on the campus of Canisius College in Buffalo, New York. Learn more about the event at

Session Video

Bethany Seeger

Digital Library Software Developer, Amherst College@bethany_seeger

Bethany Seeger is the digital library software developer in Frost Library at Amherst College. Part of her position is providing technical support to the Amherst College Press, which is an open access publishing press that relies on WordPress. She also supports Amherst College’s digital repository and hopes to one day to find a way to integrate the repository technology with WordPress.

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