The Value of University Presses, Then and Now

Press Director Douglas Armato has been a leader in scholarly publishing long enough that the Association of University Presses has asked him to help define the central values of the field—twice. In 2000, he worked with Steve Cohn of Duke University Press and Susan Schott of the University of Kansas Press on “The Value of … More The Value of University Presses, Then and Now

Manifold Beta Now Available

Manifold is an intuitive, collaborative platform for scholarly publishing. With iterative texts, powerful annotation tools, rich media support, and robust community dialogue, Manifold transforms scholarly publications into living digital works. The Manifold team is delighted to launch a public beta of its new publishing platform for interactive scholarly monographs: http://staging.manifoldapp.org/. Funded through the generous support … More Manifold Beta Now Available

#UPWeek finale: More authors on working with a university press

On Monday, we kicked off University Press Week with a tremendous blurb from Nona Willis Aronowitz about the value of working with a university press. Today, we are pleased to wrap up #UPWeek with not one, but THREE more blurbs from beloved authors who value our particular model of publishing. Working and publishing with a … More #UPWeek finale: More authors on working with a university press

#UPWeek: Writing the Continuous Book.

This post is published on the occasion of University Press Week, in which about 30 university presses have published posts on five significant topics: collaboration; your Press in pictures; connections with popular culture; a throwback look at an influential project or series; or #FollowFriday, today’s topic on university presses and social media. Find more details … More #UPWeek: Writing the Continuous Book.

Cosmologies and the future of scholarly communication

The astronomical system of Ptolemy, in which the Earth is at the center of the universe. A model of Copernican heliocentrism, published in 1543, in which the sun is at the center of the universe, with Earth and other planets revolving around it. As Copernicus’ model followed earlier challenges to that of Ptolemy, so university … More Cosmologies and the future of scholarly communication

The way scholarship works today

In a blog post for Inside Higher Ed, college librarian Barbara Fister considers University of Minnesota Press director Doug Armato’s January blog post on open access and the future of scholarly publishing alongside a recent statement from the American Historical Society in favor of protecting scholars’ dissertations from public view. Her reaction: What’s especially worth … More The way scholarship works today