Poly Publishing is a program that aims to enhance access to Cal Poly scholarship.
This website hopes for you — a scholar, a student, a curious visitor — to explore the scholarship and the system that focuses on collaboration, accessible approaches, and recognition of individuals’ places within structural systems, using inclusive and equitable practices to adjust scholarly publishing at Cal Poly centering historically underrepresented identities, perspectives and creativity.
Poly Publishing began as an idea from Catherine Trujillo during her service at Robert E. Kennedy Library, to continue the work to support and amplify underrepresented voices in their scholarship.
jaime ding joined to work to create a system for digital publishing, with aims to enhance access to Cal Poly scholarship through digitally immersive, interactive projects that focuses on collaboration, accessible approaches, and recognition of individuals’ places within structural systems. The system hopes to bring inclusive practices, equity, and justice to the forefront of scholarly publishing at Cal Poly. These goals are outlined in the fall 2020 Digital Publishing Pilot Blueprint.
The content on this website is organized to provide access to our digital publications, opportunities to collaborate with us, and the ideas behind why and how these digital publications are valid, scholarly contributions, as well as credit the tireless scholars, organizers, and activists who have worked throughout the years to reveal and work against the unfairness of past and current academic publishing systems. These ideas are the basis of Poly Publishing’s system.