Oxford University Press Scholarship Online adds University of North Carolina Press

February 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

NEW YORK, February 5, 2014—Oxford University Press is pleased to announce it will partner with the University of North Carolina Press to launch North Carolina 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 North Carolina […]

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Enhanced e-books and “portal books” – publisher/library partnerships

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

The following is the second post from Sylvia Miller, Project Director, “The Long Civil Rights Movement,” University of North Carolina Press.  This post discusses enhanced e-books and “portal books,” those that offer multimedia links from annotations within the book. This is a follow up to a recent posting on what we have learned from the […]

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Lessons Learned: The UNC Press ‘Long Civil Rights Movement’ pilot project summarized

August 8th, 2011 · Comments Off

Sylvia Miller, Project Director for “Publishing the Long Civil Rights Movement,” University of North Carolina Press has given me permission to post in entirety, the following.  It is a summary of the Long Civil Rights Movement pilot project, which took place over the past 14 months. This post contains 4 sections: 1. Close of the […]

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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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4 Principles for E-book Discovery & Visability

November 18th, 2009 · Comments Off

Here is another blog post from Sylvia Miller, Director of “Publishing the Civil Rights Movement” at the University of North Carolina Press, summarizing a Charleston Conference presentation.  It is reprinted with permission.  (Thanks Sylvia, you are making my job easy!) At the Charleston Conference, I attended an all-day preconference workshop on e-books organized by Sue […]

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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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Attention Libraries – Discounted eBooks – backlist titles 50% off

August 13th, 2009 · Comments Off

I’ve resisted posting information about sales and specials from various publishers and aggregators for fear of favoritism, but this eBook deal is pretty good, crosses many publishers, and could save libraries lots of money (which is the main reason I’ll post it).  If other aggregators have similar announcements, I’ll be glad to post those in […]

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Daily Lit Partners with University of North Carolina Press

December 5th, 2008 · Comments Off

Daily Lit, the leading publisher of serialized books in digital format, recently announced a partnership with the University of North Carolina Press.  Several UNC Press books will be digitized, including two children’s titles – Teach’s Light and Taffy of Torpedo Junction. I really enjoy the format of Daily Lit titles.  I get a daily email […]

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