This week we're celebrating University Press Week with our colleauges in scholarly communications.
University Press Week began in the summer of 1978 when President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week "in recognition of the impact, both here and abroad, of American university presses on culture and scholarship."
That influence continues today, as does the increasing vitality of university press publishing programs, the many ways and means by which works are now produced and distributed, and the urgent need for articulate discourse in times pervaded by sound bites.
Today, a renewed University Press Week highlights the extraordinary work of nonprofit scholarly publishers and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and an informed society.
Celebrate with us:
Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing: An Online Event
Moderated by Jen Howard of the Chronicle of Higher Education, this mid-week panel will keep you engaged in latest discussions about the future of scholarly publishing. Panelists Peter Dougherty (Princeton UP), Barbara Kline Pope (National Academies Press and AAUP President), and Ron Chrisman (University of North Texas Press) will talk about three innovative and collaborative projects their presses have underway—discussing challenges and sucesses, and the promise copperation and collaboration holds for all of us.
Wednesday, November 12
1:00-2:00 PM EST
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Collaborative Projects Gallery
Our online gallery features 79 fascinating examples of how collaboration can succeed in scholarly communications: presses leverage the technological innovations of partners, contribute editorial and design expertise to the work of research centers, and network with their colleagues across campus, across campuses, and across communities to launch exciting projects.
32 member publishers are participating in this year's blog tour, sharing posts on daily themes throughout the week.
Browse today's posts >
Find a University Press
University presses and other mission-driven nonprofit publishers can be found around the globe. AAUP members are located in 11 nations, 41 US states (plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico), and 6 Canadian provinces!
Find one near you >