Books at JSTOR adds Four New Academic Presses

March 24th, 2011 · Comments Off

A JSTOR Press Release:  Four prominent academic publishers in the United States announced plans today to bring their scholarly books online at JSTOR, one of the most well-known and widely used scholarly research sites. This is the second wave of presses to join the Books at JSTOR initiative. The initial group included Chicago, Minnesota, North […]

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“Books at JSTOR”

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Last week I posted a very brief announcement about JSTOR and eBooks.  I’ve since been emailed this more thorough press release. January 11, 2011 – New York, NY – Five of the nation’s leading university presses – Chicago, Minnesota, North Carolina, Princeton, and Yale – are at the forefront of a new effort to publish […]

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University Presses Finally Have eBook Options

January 12th, 2011 · Comments Off

Great article in the Chronicle of Higher Education today about 4 options UPs have for creating eBook content.  The choices include:  JSTOR, Project MUSE, Oxford University Press, and a consortium led by several midsize presses. From the COHE article, written by Jennifer Howard – “Everyone is rushing now to announce,” Douglas Armato, director of the […]

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University Press eBook Consortia

August 6th, 2010 · Comments Off

Reposted in full from the NYU Press blog, From the Square The team of directors spearheading a university press-branded consortium to sell collections of ebooks to academic libraries—Steve Maikowski, New York University Press; Eric Halpern, University of Pennsylvania Press; Alex Holzman, Temple University Press; and Marlie Wasserman, Rutgers University Press—is pleased to announce a grant […]

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The Charleston Conference – top 10 thoughts

November 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

The following summary of the Charleston Conference was written by Sylvia Miller from the University of North Carolina Press, and author of “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement” blog.  It is reposted with permission Trains and battleships were two of the most telling metaphors that presenters at last week’s Charleston Conference used in their attempt […]

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