Ball, Cheryl E., & Morrison, Andrew M. (co-PIs). (2015–17). Vega: An academic publishing platform [funding proposal]. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scientific Communication and Information Technology program. $1,000,000.
The primary deliverable for this project is the free, open source EditMe platform, intended for publishing digital and media-rich scholarship. This editorial-management system will be a “turn-key” publishing platform for print-like and scholarly multimedia journals, books, and data sets. The platform includes features that will help editors and publishers provide an accessible, secure, sustainable, flexible, open, free, and collaborative environment for authors and readers, and which will help them engage in building and reading multimedia-rich, peer-reviewed content. (Note: Vega is the final name for this program. It went through two prior names before we settled on this one.)