What follows are extracts from University of Minnesota Press director Douglas Armato’s presentation at the 2012 Charleston Conference on Issues in Book and Serial Acquisition. These are snapshots of the history of the university press; debates about the humble “monograph”; and a model for the future of scholarly communication. You can also read the full … More What Was a University Press?
Heard of Phone Booth Libraries? They’ve been popping up around NYC thanks to the work of architect John Locke. Across the world, libraries struggling with dwindling budgets are finding creative ways to engage their communities. Image source. BY SHANNON MATTERNAssistant professor at The New School It was only a decade ago that America’s public libraries … More How do libraries keep up with their communities as their work changes with the times?