This report is a collaborative effort that includes comments and suggestions from a number of librarians, publishers, faculty, graduate students, and technologists. 

We are thankful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for funding this investigation. We also want to thank all those who participated in workshops on this subject at the Spring 2018 CNI Members Meeting, the May 2018 Library Publishing Forum, and the 2018 Charleston Library Conference. We are also particularly thankful to those who gave their time to participate in the two-day Spring 2018 workshop hosted at Duke University Libraries and those at Duke University who independently reviewed and contributed to this report. These include: 

  • Nicky Agate (Assistant Director, Scholarly Communication & Projects, Columbia University)
  • Anne Allison (Professor of Cultural Anthropology & Co-Chair of the Tenure Standards Committee, Duke University)
  • Cheryl Ball (Director, Digital Publishing Collaborative, Wayne State University)
  • Ed Balleisen (Professor of History & Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies)
  • Ryan Baumann (Digital Humanities Developer, Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing, Duke University Libraries)
  • Allison Belan (Assistant Director for Digital Publishing, Duke University Press)
  • Peter Brantley (Director, Online Strategy, UC Davis Library)
  • Robert Byrd (former Associate University Librarian for Collections and User Services, Duke University Libraries)
  • Hugh Cayless (Senior Digital Humanities Developer, Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing, Duke University Libraries)
  • Seth Denbo (Director of Scholarly Communication, American Historical Association)
  • Terry Ehling (Director of Strategic Initiatives, MIT Press)
  • Katrina Fenlon (Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois)
  • Meredith Goldsmith (Professor of English and Associate Dean, Ursinus College)
  • Dracine Hodges (Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, Duke University)
  • Deborah Jakubs (Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs, Duke University)
  • Bruce Jentleson (Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, & Co-Chair of the Tenure Standards Committee, Duke University)
  • Ranjana Khanna (Professor of English and Director of the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University)
  • Sarah Lippincott (Consultant)
  • Monica McCormick (Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Publishing and Research, University of Delaware Library, Museums & Press)
  • Tim McGeary (Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Technology, Duke University Libraries)
  • Sylvia Miller (Senior Program Manager of Publishing Innovations at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University)
  • Catherine Mitchell (Director, Publishing and Special Collections, California Digital Library, University of California)
  • Wayne Morse (Co-Director, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, Emory University)
  • Elli Mylonas (Director, Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University)
  • Rob Nelson (Director, Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond)
  • Melanie Schlosser (Community Facilitator, Library Publishing Coalition)
  • John Sherer (Director, University of North Carolina Press)
  • Josh Sosin (Associate Professor of Classical Studies and Director of the Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing, Duke University)
  • Janet Swatscheno (Visiting Digital Publishing Specialist, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
  • Allen Tullos (Co-Director, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, Emory University)
  • Charles Watkinson (Associate University Librarian, Publishing, University of Michigan Library)
  • Gennifer Weisenfeld (Dean of the Humanities, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, Duke University)