Vega is funded by the Mellon Foundation, designed and developed by Bengler under the direction of West Virginia University, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, and Wayne State University Libraries.
Vega provides publishers and authors with the means to produce high quality academic publications that make use of rich media, source data, video, and interactive experiences.
Vega offers flexible editorial and production workflows with real-time collaboration for authors, editors and reviewers.
Vega is completely customizable in workflows and presentation to suit the needs of individual publishers.
Vega is open source with a permissive license and will be available for free download as well as hosted options for academic publishers worldwide.
Dr. Cheryl E. Ball, Project Director
The primary purpose of Vega is to promote open-access scholarship, so in that spirit, we like to make our grant narratives public as well. Here is the original grant narrative we submitted to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the project (née EditMe).