In 1982, VCU Professors John Moeser and Rutledge Dennis, researched and wrote the seminal book, The Politics of Annexation: Oligarchic Power in a Southern City, a political and power analysis of the 1970 annexation in the City of Richmond. The book continues to be read and frequently cited by scholars and students and print copies are often missing from library shelves in the Richmond area.  Now in 2020, a new open access digital edition is available from VCU Libraries, in collaboration with the University of Richmond Libraries.  Attend this panel discussion on Thursday, March 19 at 4 p.m. to learn more about the impact of this book as well as the process of publishing an open access monograph.