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Celebrate University Press Week!

November 12, 2013

up weekThis week, OSU Press is pleased to celebrate University Press Week with colleagues around the globe.

Thirty-seven presses are participating in the 2013 UP Week blog tour. Each press will blog on a particular theme: profiles of university press staff members,  the future of scholarly publishing, subject area spotlights, the importance of regional publishing, and the global reach of university presses. You can view the complete schedule here. check out the daily round-ups at The Digital Digest.

Today, the tour begins at Duke University Press, where Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University, writes about the slow future of scholarly communication.Then head over to Harvard University Press, where Jeffrey Schnapp, faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard and editor of the new metaLABprojects book series, blogs on the emerging currents of experimental scholarship for which the series provides a platform. At Stanford University Press,  Director Alan Harvey discusses the challenges presented by new technologies in publishing, and how the industry model is adapting to new reading-consumption habits. Alex Holzman explores the partnerships university presses and libraries can forge as the means of communicating scholarship evolves at Temple University Press. At the University of Minnesota Press, editor Dani Kasprzak discusses a new UMP initiative. Robert Devens, Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the University of Texas Press, writes about the future of scholarly communication at the University of Texas blog, and at the University of Virginia Press, historian Holly Shulman looks at the need for university presses to adapt to new technologies, while ackowledging the difficulties of doing so.

Ellie's LogCheck out Ideas Unbound, an online gallery of projects that highlight innovation in scholarly publishing. OSU Press's featured title, Ellie's Log, is our first children's book, which was recently announced as an AAAS Subaru SB&F Prize finalist.

Finally, we share this suggestion from our friend at The Well-Read Naturalist:  "...take a moment to visit the websites of your favorite university presses, leave a comment on their blogs or Facebook pages, perhaps even send them a tweet – using the hashtag #upweek – telling them how much you appreciate all the work they do to promote the spread of knowledge through their publications."

how much you appreciate all the work they do to promote the spread of knowledge through their publications. - See more at: http://www.wellreadnaturalist.com/2013/11/university-press-week/#sthash.91ytjyTR.dpuf
how much you appreciate all the work they do to promote the spread of knowledge through their publications. - See more at: http://www.wellreadnaturalist.com/2013/11/university-press-week/#sthash.91ytjyTR.dpuf

 

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