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Commit cd4ba004 authored by Jonathan McGlone's avatar Jonathan McGlone
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HELIO-3194 - update join us page to reflect pledge campaign

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// join
.join-us {
padding-top: 0;
img {
margin-bottom: 2rem;
}
}
.join-us h2 {
margin-top: 1rem;
}
.jumbotron {
background-color: $lever-brand-color;
margin-bottom: 4rem;
}
.featurette-divider {
margin-top: 4rem;
margin-bottom: 4rem;
}
.join-jumbo {
h1, p {
color: #f8f9fa;
}
p.join-tag {
color: $lever-accent-color;
font-size: 1.5rem;
margin-bottom: 0;
}
}
.intro {
text-transform: uppercase;
font-size: 1.4rem;
}
thead {
background-color: $lever-brand-color;
color: #f8f9fa;
}
.join-h3 {
text-transform: uppercase;
font-size: 1.4rem;
}
ol.join {
font-size: 1.25rem;
}
// impact
.map {
height: 60%;
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}
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// footer
.footer {
background-color: $lever-brand-color;
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templateKey: join-page
title: Join Us
---
## Higher Education Leaders - There’s a better way to make use of resources in scholarly communication
Publishing high-quality scholarship is costly. No one disputes this. What’s no longer clear is how best to organize the work of publishing to reduce costs as much as possible.
Lever Press is premised on the idea that it’s better—and, in the long term, cheaper—to pay once for a work and create an open access result than to cover costs through a system demanding repeated payments—for purchasing, for copying, for long-term preservation, and so on.
What’s more, Lever Press will focus on works with high value to faculty and students. As a press guided by both scholars and librarians at liberal arts colleges, our investments will be targeted on the development and distribution of scholarship with strong potential for course adoption and engagement by a broad readership.
What we’re proposing is, in essence, to pay for scholarly publishing in the middle, rather than at either the consumer end (through sales in the market) or the producer end (through author subventions). Both of those models end up driving, not addressing, the growing inequality in access to scholarly information. The more institutions participate in supporting a “paid-in-the-middle” model for open access scholarship, the greater will be the reach and impact of this work—and the closer we’ll come to the tipping point at which Platinum OA becomes the paradigm.
## Libraries - Shaping the Publishing Outcome
Unique among open-access publishing initiatives, Lever Press is conceived, governed, and funded by a consortium of liberal arts college libraries.
Academic libraries, especially those at liberal arts colleges, face challenges in the current scholarly publishing environment–not only the known issues of the rising costs of scholarly monographs and increasing pressures on acquisitions budgets, but also <a href="/assets/courantandnielsen.pdf">the long-term costs of monographs produced under current assumptions</a> and the uncompensated service librarians provide to publishers by policing copyright claims on their behalf.
The role of libraries in scholarly publishing has historically been limited to that of purchasing and preserving works published elsewhere. Yet librarians see at first hand the scholarly needs of their institutions, and the occasional mismatch between what publishers produce and what their faculty and students need and use. Today, more and more academic libraries are launching their own scholarly publishing programs, but these tend to be based in large research institutions, usually with an emphasis on serving local publishing needs.
Libraries that provide support for Lever Press become part of the conversation shaping both the editorial program and objectives of the press, and the principles by which we do our work. Participation is an opportunity for academic libraries–especially those that might not be able to justify or support an independent publishing initiative–to shape the future and the direction of scholarly publishing, and to invest in the publication of research that serves the needs of research and teaching on their campuses.
Requested contribution rates are linked to annual acquisition budgets:
Less than $300,000 => $500 annually
$300,000 - $499,999 => $2,000 annually
$500,000 to $749,999 => $4,000 annually
$750,000 to $1,499,999 => $6,000 annually
$1,500,000 - $2,999,999 => $8,000 annually
$3,000,000 - $5,999,999 => $10,000 annually
More than $6,000,000 => $12,000 annually
**Please use** **[this form](https://forms.gle/3kDMmHqjVC3a7w358)** **to indicate your Lever Press membership pledge.** You will receive a response from Lever Press staff with information about fee payment schedules and to sign our contract.
<div class="row featurette">
<div class="col-md-7">
<h2 class="featurette-heading">Who we are</h2>
<p class="lead"><span class="intro scala-sans text-primary">Lever Press arose</span> from an initiative of the Oberlin Group of Libraries that explored how liberal arts colleges could offer new and compelling alternatives to existing models of scholarly publishing.</p>
<p>We seek out, identify, evaluate and advocate for transformative scholarship that spurs creative dialogue within and between traditional fields of inquiry, emphasizes disciplinary innovation, draws upon new models of collaborative research and strives to reach the broadest audience possible.</p>
</div>
<div class="col-md-5">
<div class="video-embed embed-responsive embed-responsive-16by9">
<iframe title="Why publish with Lever Press? video" width="560" height="315"
src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/e2vF-SG0-WU" frameborder="0"
allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope;
picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
</div>
</div>
</div>
<hr class="featurette-divider">
<div class="row featurette">
<div class="col-md-7 order-md-2">
<h2 class="featurette-heading">The Membership Model</h2>
<p class="lead">Publishing high-quality scholarship is costly. No one disputes this.</p>
<p>Lever Press is premised on the idea that it’s better to pay once for a work and create an open access result than to cover costs through a system demanding repeated payments—for purchasing, for copying, for long-term preservation, etc. This “pay-in-the-middle” membership model replaces paying at the consumer end or the producer end. Both of those models end up driving, not addressing, the growing inequality in access to scholarly information.</p>
<p>Libraries that provide support for Lever Press become part of the conversation shaping both the editorial program and objectives of the press and the principles by which we do our work.</p>
</div>
<div class="col-md-5 order-md-1">
<table class="table table-bordered">
<caption class="scala-sans">Requested contribution rates are linked to annual acquisition budgets</caption>
<thead class="scala-sans">
<tr>
<th scope="col">Acquisitions Budget</th>
<th scope="col">Contribution Rate</th>
</tr>
</thead>
<tbody>
<tr>
<td>Less than $300,000</td>
<td>$500 annually</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>$300,000 - $499,999</td>
<td>$2,000 annually</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>$500,000 - $749,999</td>
<td>$4,000 annually</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>$750,000 - $1,499,999</td>
<td>$6,000 annually</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>$1,500,000 - $2,999,999</td>
<td>$8,000 annually</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>$3,000,000 - $5,999,999</td>
<td>$10,000 annually</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>More than $6,000,000</td>
<td>$12,000 annually</td>
</tr>
</tbody>
</table>
</div>
</div>
<hr class="featurette-divider">
<div class="row featurette">
<div class="col-md-7">
<h2 class="featurette-heading">Benefits of Membership</h2>
<h3 class="join-h3 text-primary">Agency &amp; Advocacy for the Liberal Arts</h3>
<p>Lever is more than a subscription to a monograph series. It is membership in an advocacy collective that amplifies the voice of liberal arts institutions to ensure a future for academic publishing and scholarly communications that meet the needs of our constituents. </p>
<h3 class="join-h3 text-primary">Diversity, Equity, &amp; Inclusion</h3>
<p>Lever membership is an investment in a more just scholarly ecosystem. Membership in Lever and Platinum OA is an equalizer, ensuring that smaller institutions have a voice in the future of scholarly communications and academic publishing. All liberal arts institutions, regardless of resources and budget, have the opportunity to benefit from Lever membership and to have a voice in Lever governance.</p>
<h3 class="join-h3 text-primary">Shared Governance</h3>
<p>Lever Press is governed by our members. Faculty in any discipline can serve on the Editorial Board and in various editorial roles, and library leaders serve on the governing board</p>
</div>
<div class="col-md-5">
<img class="img-fluid" src="/assets/join-us-image-1.jpg"/>
<img class="img-fluid" src="/assets/join-us-image-4.jpg"/>
</div>
</div>
<hr class="featurette-divider">
<div class="row justify-content-md-center featurette">
<div class="col-md-10">
<h2 class="featurette-heading text-center">Why Lever? <span class="text-muted">10 reasons to choose Lever Press</span></h2>
<p>
<ol class="join">
<li>Quality, reach and innovation</li>
<li>Alignment with mission and ethos of liberal arts institutions</li>
<li>Adherence to highest level peer review practices</li>
<li>Reaching stats far beyond traditional print monograph, contributing to the democratization of scholarship</li>
<li>Making research openly available beyond the academy</li>
<li>The Platinum OA model ensures access to publication venue regardless of ability to pay publication fees.</li>
<li>Opportunity to transcend disciplinary boundaries</li>
<li>Publications that feature a uniquely liberal arts blend of research with teaching & learning resources</li>
<li>Lever Press is a fully open access press: all works will be freely available to readers on the web immediately upon publication</li>
<li><strong>Born digital</strong>: We publish rich media digital books that are simultaneously available in print</li>
</ol>
</p>
</div>
</div>
<hr class="featurette-divider">
<div class="row featurette">
<div class="col-md-7 order-md-2">
<h2 class="featurette-heading">Testimonials</h2>
<blockquote class="blockquote">
<p class="mb-0">The reality is that someone has to pay for the development and distribution of an OA publisher’s content, and that has typically fallen on individual scholars and their institutions. The new Lever Press OA endeavor, with its innovative cost-sharing model, may have a profound impact on shifting that reality.</p>
<footer class="blockquote-footer">Susan Wadsworth-Booth,<cite title="University Press Forum, 2016, Choice Magazine">University Press Forum, 2016, Choice Magazine</cite>
</footer>
</blockquote>
<blockquote class="blockquote">
<p class="mb-0">Lever Press’ editorial board’s stated goal is to publish work that carries with it a liberal arts ethos — not a pretentious snobbishness, but a commitment to producing scholarship with the potential to make a tangible impact, and to making sure that scholarship is shared with anybody who wants to read it.</p>
<footer class="blockquote-footer">Oberlin Review Editorial Board</footer>
</blockquote>
<blockquote class="blockquote">
<p class="mb-0">Lever Press advances the value of liberal arts and the value of an open access press, as central to equity and inclusion. Lever Press is an equalizer.</p>
<footer class="blockquote-footer">Alexia Hudson-Ward</footer>
</blockquote>
<blockquote class="blockquote">
<p class="mb-0">The scholarly publishing landscape needs more experiments like this, and I think many presses will benefit from the path that Lever carves out.</p>
<footer class="blockquote-footer">Kathleen Fitzpatrick, author of <cite><a href="https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/generous-thinking">Generous Thinking</a></cite>, in an interview in <cite>Inside Higher Ed</cite>
</footer>
</blockquote>
</div>
<div class="col-md-5 order-md-1">
<img class="img-fluid" src="/assets/join-us-image-2.jpg"/>
<img class="img-fluid" src="/assets/join-us-image-3.jpg"/>
</div>
</div>
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return (
<Layout>
<SEO title={title} />
<div className="container page-container">
<div className="row justify-content-end mx-lg-n5">
<div className="col-md-3 py-3 px-lg-5">
<a class="btn btn-primary btn-lg" href="https://forms.gle/3kDMmHqjVC3a7w358" role="button">Make a Membership Pledge</a>
<div className="jumbotron join-jumbo">
<div className="container">
<Title title={title}/>
<p className="join-tag lead">Changing the status quo in scholarly communications.</p>
<p>With the support of more than 50 liberal arts institutions, we publish peer-reviewed, born digital, open access monographs at no cost to our authors or their academic institutions.</p>
<div className="join-cta">
<a class="btn btn-primary btn-lg" href="https://forms.gle/3kDMmHqjVC3a7w358" role="button">Make a Membership Pledge »</a>
</div>
</div>
<div className="row">
<div className="col-md-12">
<Title title={title} />
<div dangerouslySetInnerHTML={{ __html: html }} />
</div>
</div>
</div>
<div className="container page-container join-us">
<div dangerouslySetInnerHTML={{ __html: html }} />
</div>
</Layout>
)
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