Archive for the 'University Presses' Category

"New Publisher Helsinki University Press Launched—First Publications Now Openly Available"

Posted in E-Books, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on February 27th, 2020

https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/higher-education-science-policy/new-publisher-helsinki-university-press-launched-first-publications-now-openly-available

"Iowa State University Library Launches Open Access Digital Press"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on December 12th, 2019

https://www.lib.iastate.edu/news/iowa-state-university-library-launches-open-access-digital-press

"Mapping the Publishing Challenges for an Open Access University Press "

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on November 19th, 2019

https://doi.org/10.3390/publications7040063

"University of Western Australia’s Decision to Close Publishing House Sparks Outrage"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on November 8th, 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/nov/08/university-of-western-australias-decision-to-close-publishing-house-sparks-outrage

"The MIT Press Receives a Generous Grant from the Arcadia Fund to Develop and Pilot a Sustainable Framework for Open Access Monographs"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on October 4th, 2019

https://mitpress.mit.edu/blog/mit-press-receives-generous-grant-arcadia-fund-develop-and-pilot-sustainable-framework-open

Controlled Digital Lending: "MIT Press Embraces New Access Models to Fulfill Mission"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on September 6th, 2019

https://blog.archive.org/2019/09/04/mit-press-embraces-new-access-models-to-fulfill-mission/

Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem: "Cornell Joins TOME Open Monograph Initiative as 15th University Member"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, University Presses on July 23rd, 2019

ARL has released "Cornell Joins TOME Open Monograph Initiative as 15th University Member."

Here's an excerpt:

The Association of American Universities (AAU), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) welcome Cornell University to the Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem initiative. This pilot effort aims to support the digital publication of peer-reviewed scholarly books by participating university presses, allowing the free publication of these works online and broadly improving access to these works by scholars and the public.

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"The Stanford University Press Digital Publishing Initiative Receives $1.15 Million to Implement Phase 2 of the Program"

Posted in Grants, Publishing, University Presses on July 9th, 2019

http://blog.supdigital.org/press-release/

"Stanford University Press and the Wrong Lesson of the Humanities"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on June 25th, 2019

https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2019/06/24/stanford-university-press-and-the-wrong-lesson-of-the-humanities/?informz=1

University of Virginia: "Uva Eyes New Way to Purchase Scholarly Journals"

Posted in ARL Libraries, License Agreements/Contracts, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on May 13th, 2019

https://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/uva/uva-eyes-new-way-to-purchase-scholarly-journals/article_50b692b2-7517-11e9-8499-1f86f89a0d11.html

MIT Press and University of Michigan Press Direct Digital Distribution: "Closing the Gap Between University Presses and Libraries"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on October 18th, 2018

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/10/18/university-presses-take-control-ebook-distribution

Paywall Article: "Getting the Best Out of Data for Open Access Monograph Presses: A Case Study of UCL Press"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on October 10th, 2018

https://doi.org/10.1002/leap.1168

ARL: "Press and Library Directors Summit Report and Slides Available"

Posted in ARL Libraries, Open Access, Publishing, University Presses on October 5th, 2018

ARL has released "Press and Library Directors Summit Report and Slides Available."

Here's an excerpt:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) hosted the second meeting of press and library directors with reporting relationships (P2L2) in San Francisco, California, on June 20, 2018. The P2L2 Summit focused on shared practices, projects, shared opportunities and challenges, open access sustainability, and the provosts’ value of the P2L relationship.

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"Monographs on the Move?: A View on ‘Decoupling’ and Other Prospects"

Posted in Legislation and Government Regulation, Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on September 27th, 2018

Andrew Lockett has published "Monographs on the Move?: A View on 'Decoupling' and Other Prospects" in Insights.

Here's an excerpt:

In the context of the recent debate about the movement towards a monographs mandate for the UK, this opinion piece considers the logic of ‘decoupling’ that underlies it. It also looks at the real opportunities to improve on the current extraordinarily durable high-price system for publishing long-form research. Thinking around decoupled monograph publishing has positioned academic authors as the individual consumers of diverse publishing services (a wide array of which are fast emerging) in the face of significant scholarly caution. Furthermore, a danger of renewed market dominance by price-makers in an open access environment remains, with the risk of inequitable outcomes that may mirror problems that have arisen in journals. Opportunities may also arise for new local initiatives, especially collective and community-based publishing, with academic libraries likely to be in the middle of a fast-changing and contested environment for publishing monographs.

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"Embracing Change: The MIT Press and the Future of University-based Publishing"

Posted in Publishing, University Presses on September 26th, 2018

Amy Brand has published "Embracing Change: The MIT Press and the Future of University-based Publishing" in Learned Publishing.

Here's an excerpt:

This article provides a high-level overview of current strategic priorities and objectives at the MIT Press, focused mainly on the book side of the house.

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University Press Acquired: "Industry Notes: Germany’s De Gruyter Buys Düsseldorf; S&S Distributes Skyhorse"

Posted in Publishing, University Presses on July 24th, 2018

https://publishingperspectives.com/2018/07/germany-de-gruyter-buys-dusseldorf-simon-schuster-skyhorse/

"MIT Press Launches Knowledge Futures Group"

Posted in Publishing, University Presses on June 26th, 2018

https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/publisher-news/article/77357-mit-press-launches-knowledge-futures-group.html

"Announcing LSE Press—A New Open Access Publishing Platform for the Social Sciences"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on May 17th, 2018

Kieran Booluck has published "Announcing LSE Press—A New Open Access Publishing Platform for the Social Sciences" in LSE Impact of Social Sciences.

Here's an excerpt:

In addition to journals, LSE Press intends to publish a range of book publications, including more traditional research monographs, short-form monographs, and even textbooks. Again, offering authors viable open access routes to publication is of increased importance here, in response to a changing policy environment and the announcement by HEFCE—now Research England—that future Research Excellence Framework assessments will extend open access requirements to include books as well as journals.

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"University Press of New England Will Shut Down"

Posted in Publishing, University Presses on April 20th, 2018

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/04/20/university-press-new-england-will-shut-down

"Engaging and Supporting a University Press Scholarly Community"

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on March 27th, 2018

Megan Taylor and Kathrine S. H. Jensen have published "Engaging and Supporting a University Press Scholarly Community" in Publications.

Here's an excerpt:

In this paper we explore how the development of The University of Huddersfield Press, a publisher of open access scholarly journals and monographs, has enabled the sharing of research with a wider online audience. We situate the development of the Press within a wider research environment and growing community of New University Presses (NUPs) where there is an increasing demand for demonstrating research impact, which drives the need for improved analysis and reporting of impact data, a task that often falls within the remit of library and academic support services. We detail the benefits of the University Press Manager role in terms of ensuring professional service that delivers consistency and sustainability. We go on to outline the experiences of engaging with different online spaces and detail the extensive support for student authors. We argue that in order for the Press to support building a strong and engaged scholarly community and provide new spaces for emerging research, continued investment in both platform development and infrastructure is required.

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UW Press Joins UW Libraries

Posted in ARL Libraries, Open Access, Publishing, Research Libraries, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on February 22nd, 2018

https://uwpressblog.com/2018/02/21/uw-press-joins-uw-libraries/

Keywords: University of Washington Press, University of Washington Libraries

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"The Surge in New University Presses and Academic-Led Publishing: An Overview of a Changing Publishing Ecology in the UK"

Posted in Publishing, Scholarly Books, Scholarly Journals, University Presses on August 2nd, 2017

Janneke Adema and Graham Stone have published "The Surge in New University Presses and Academic-Led Publishing: An Overview of a Changing Publishing Ecology in the UK" in LIBER Quarterly.

Here's an excerpt:

This article outlines the rise and development of New University Presses and Academic-Led Presses in the UK or publishing for the UK market. Based on the Jisc research project, Changing publishing ecologies: a landscape study of new university presses and academic-led publishing, commonalities between these two types of presses are identified to better assess their future needs and requirements. Based on this analysis, the article argues for the development of a publishing toolkit, for further research into the creation of a typology of presses and publishing initiatives, and for support with community building to help these initiatives grow and develop further, whilst promoting a more diverse publishing ecology.

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"Publisher Revenue for Trade Books Up 10.2% in November 2016"

Posted in Publishing, University Presses on April 18th, 2017

AAP has released "Publisher Revenue for Trade Books Up 10.2% in November 2016."

Here's an excerpt:

Professional Publishing was down 21.1% From Jan. – Nov. 2016 vs. the same time in 2015. These categories include business, medical, law, scientific and technical books. University presses were down 2.5% for the 11 months.

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University of Hawai’i Awarded $90,000 Humanities Open Book Program Grant

Posted in Open Access, Publishing, Scholarly Books, University Presses on April 14th, 2017

The University of Hawai'i has received a $90,000 Humanities Open Book Program grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Hawai‘i a $90,000 grant to digitize 100 out-of-print University of Hawai‘i Press books for open access.

The project is part of the Humanities Open Book Program, a joint initiative between the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). . . .

Beginning in 2018, the digitized titles will be hosted on a custom open-access portal where readers will be able to download them in EPUB and PDF formats. A print-on-demand option will also be offered for select titles.

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Across the Great Divide: Findings and Possibilities for Action from the 2016 Summit Meeting of Academic Libraries and University Presses with Administrative Relationships (P2L)

Posted in ARL Libraries, Publishing, Reports and White Papers, Research Libraries, University Presses on December 7th, 2016

ARL has released Across the Great Divide: Findings and Possibilities for Action from the 2016 Summit Meeting of Academic Libraries and University Presses with Administrative Relationships (P2L).

Here's an excerpt:

P2L explored how these separate components of the scholarly communications ecosystem (e.g., libraries and publishers) might move beyond relationships often established for administrative convenience and think together, leveraging the skills and strengths of their distinctive enterprises to move toward a unified system of publication, dissemination, access, and preservation that better serves both the host institution and the wider world of scholarship. P2L was an important first step toward a shared action agenda for university presses and academic libraries that supports and updates traditional approaches to scholarly publishing, broader scholarly communication through established and emerging channels and practices, and digital scholarship services for faculty and students. This shared action agenda also must seek to adapt to the new challenges of the digital environment in commitments such as the preservation of the scholarly record.

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