Several years ago, a university press director wryly observed that the crisis in scholarly publishing had reached its twenty-fifth anniversary. Today it has surpassed the thirty-year mark.
Alex Holzman retired as Temple University Press director in 2014 and now heads Alex Publishing Solutions, a scholarly communications consultant. He has, during a forty-year career, been involved in scholarship as press director, editor, electronic publishing coordinator, author, speaker, and salesperson at Temple, Cambridge University Press, Ohio State University Press, and Charles Scribners Sons. Alex served as president of the Association of American University Presses (2008-9) as well as on the boards of the AAUP and the University Press Ebook Consortium. He currently serves as a member of the Knowledge Unlatched Advisory Board.