Category Archives: University Press

Oxford’s UPSO partners with Stanford University Press

From an OUP press release, October 8, 2012

STANFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS IS NEWEST PARTNER TO MAKE SCHOLARLY MONOGRAPH CONTENT AVAILABLE VIA THE UPSO PLATFORM FROM OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Stanford, October 8, 2012—Stanford University Press is pleased to announce it will partner with Oxford University Press (OUP) to launch Stanford Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment with cutting-edge search and discovery functionality*.

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Portico and Project MUSE partner on eBook preservation

September 25, 2012 – New York, NY Portico and Project MUSE are pleased to announce that they are partnering to secure the long-term preservation of e-books published online in MUSE through the University Press Content Consortium (UPCC). Working together, Project MUSE and Portico will ensure that the e-book offerings of the UPCC—73 presses and more than 15,000 books at the time of signing—will remain available for future scholars, researchers, and students. Continue reading

University of Chicago Press to partner with Oxford University Press on the UPSO platform

Chicago, August 8, 2012—University of Chicago Press is pleased to announce it will partner with Oxford University Press (OUP) to launch Chicago Scholarship Online on OUP’s University Press Scholarship Online (UPSO) platform to take advantage of a fully enabled XML environment with cutting-edge search and discovery functionality*.

“The University of Chicago Press is excited to be working with OUP to bring our titles to scholars and researchers through the UPSO platform,” said Garrett Kiely, Director, University of Chicago Press.  “We have been impressed with the professionalism and cooperative approach of the team at OUP. As the UPSO platform continues to evolve to satisfy the needs of the global academic community, we are confident that this partnership will support our core mission to make the work of our authors as widely available as possible.” Continue reading

Ingram adds new titles from seven university presses to MyiLibrary

From an Ingram press release sent  a couple days ago:

NASHVILLE, TN – As public, academic and professional libraries expand and develop digital offerings for patrons, more University Presses are working with Ingram and its comprehensive MyiLibrary® e-book platform to expand the reach of content to more readers worldwide.

The most recent university presses that have selected MyiLibrary to expand content reach include the University of South Carolina Press, University of Arizona Press, University of Minnesota Press, Southern Illinois University Press, University of New Mexico Press, University of Arkansas Press, and the University of Ottawa Press. Continue reading

Books at JSTOR to launch in November

JSTOR is pleased to announce that Books at JSTOR will be live in November 2012. Books at JSTOR will feature more than 14,000 scholarly monographs from leading academic presses, and will be fully integrated with the more than 1,600 current and archival journals on JSTOR, including links to and from book reviews.

An initial title list, as well as more information on the program, is available at http://books.jstor.org. Continue reading

Directory of Open Access Books launches in Europe

The Hague, February 29, 2012

A new service for Open Access Monographs: the Directory of Open Access Books.

OAPEN is pleased to announce a new service for Open Access monographs: the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB). DOAB will provide a searchable index to peer-reviewed monographs and edited volumes published under an Open Access business model, with links to the full texts of the publications at the publisher’s website or repository. The beta version of the service will contain publications of a selected number of academic publishers. The beta version will be made public early spring 2012.

The primary aim of DOAB is to increase discoverability of Open Access books. Academic publishers will be invited to provide the metadata of their Open Access books to the DOAB. Metadata will be harvestable in order to maximize dissemination, visibility and impact. Aggregators can integrate the records in their commercial services and libraries can integrate the directory into their online catalogues, thereby helping scholars, students and the general public to discover the books. The directory will be open to all academic publishers and should contain as many books as possible, provided that these books are peer reviewed and published in Open Access. DOAB will determine requirements for publishers to qualify as Open Access academic book publishers and will maintain a certification procedure. Continue reading

University Presses and eBooks: A New Horizon

ONLINE magazine has a new column called Ebook Buzz.  The column, written by Sue Polanka, features a discussion of university presses and eBooks.  From the text:

“What’s the buzz about? EBook Buzz, ONLINE’s newest column, will discuss and debate the advances of ebooks in libraries and scholarly publishing. EBook Buzz will explore varied topics from a practical perspective, whether celebrating successes, exploring opportunities, or sorting through the challenges of ebook adoption. This inaugural column will explore the transformation to ebooks by university presses.

Academic library monograph budgets tell a bleak story. Discretionary funds and approval plans have slowly decreased, favoring instead subscription products and big deal journal collections. It’s both alarming for librarians to watch and impossible for publishers to ignore. University presses, owners of the academic monograph, are feeling increasingly unsettled in this changing budget landscape. They want to transition to a mixed-model—digital and print—system of content delivery, but they must first overcome a number of challenges.” Continue reading

University Press Online adds six new partners

From a Cambridge press release: Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce the addition of six more academic presses to its University Publishing Online (UPO) platform.

2012 will see the addition of content from Anthem Press, Boydell & Brewer, Edinburgh University Press, Nottingham University Press, Pickering & Chatto and the University of Adelaide Press.

Launched in October 2011, University Publishing Online provides access to thousands of titles from scholarly Presses around the world, accessible through quick, powerful search and browse functionality. Continue reading

Articles of Interest

Some numbers on the Kindle owners lending library and KDP – teleread.com

B&N discounting Nooks with periodical subscriptions – marco.org

Barnes & Noble to Offer Nook Discount to Subscribers of 2 publications – nytimes.com

Launching the University Press Content Consortia – wordpress.com

Guggenheim Museum Getting Into eBooks – mediabistro.com

Reddit to Black Itself Out Next Week in Protest of SOPA – theatlantic.com

Ebooks take off over the holidays, says USA Today – teleread.com

Amazon introduces iPad Kindle Store – macworld.com

Brave New World: First Sale Doctrine: Digital Threat or Opportunity – blogspot.com

How Barnes & Noble Can Take a Bite Out of Amazon – sspnet.org

Safari Books Online acquires makers of Ibis Reader – ThreePress Consulting – teleread.com

Ultimate Discovery Engine – publishersweekly.com

Three Library Predictions for 2012 – Andy Woodworth

NISO Releases Updated Draft of SERU: A Shared Electronic Resource Understanding – infodocket.com

Kobo has 10x increase in readers over holidays; top ebooks by country – teleread.com

Turn WebPages into Kindle, Epub eBooks with dotEpub – mediabistro.com

My Argument for Public Access to Research Reports – sspnet.org

House takes Senate’s bad Internet censorship bill, tries to make it worse – arstechnica.com

More Than a Million eReaders Were Given Away in the UK This Season – mediabistro.com

Full Text Article: The Evolution of E-books and Interlibrary Loan in Academic Libraries – infodocket.com

New Project MUSE Web Interface is Live for eBooks and Journals

Project MUSE just launched a new interface which features book and journal content on an integrated platform.  While not mentioned in the press release, the interface does appear to be searching content from 70 University Press partner publishers.  Project MUSE is the host for the UPCC – University Press Content Consortia. Here is more information from the press release:

Project MUSE’s new interface, featuring book and journal content integrated on a single platform, is up and running at muse.jhu.edu. Over 12,000 scholarly book titles from nearly 70 distinguished university presses and related publishers can now be located and browsed along with the content from MUSE’s more than 500 respected journals. Further, new 2012 book titles will soon begin appearing on MUSE, simultaneously with their release in print. Continue reading