Marguerite Avery

Marguerite Avery

Alumni: Research Affiliate
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For the past ten years, Margy was Senior Acquisitions Editor at The MIT Press where she acquired scholarly, trade, and reference work in Science and Technology Studies, Information Science, Communications, and Internet Studies. She created critically acclaimed series such as those in Infrastructures Studies (Geoffrey Bowker and Paul Edwards), the Information Society (Laura DeNardis and Michael Zimmer) and History and Foundations of Information Science (Michael Buckland, Jonathan Furner, and Markus Krajewski). Margy also developed the trade Essential Knowledge series, designed to convey challenging concepts to a more popular readership; such topics have included intellectual property strategy (by John Palfrey), memes in digital culture (by Limor Shifman), crowdsourcing (by Daren Brabham), and open access (by Peter Suber).

Margy continues to enage these topics through her work as the Digital Publications Chair of the Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S), a member of the Digital Public Library of America’s Content & Scope group, serves on the Board of Directors for Anvil Academic Press, member of the Academic Steering & Advocacy Committee for the Open Library of Humanities, and as a trustee for the Somerville Public Library.