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.
This post is published in partnership with University Press Week, in which 37 presses will be publishing posts with one of five significant topics: the global reach of university presses; the future of scholarly communication (today); the importance of regional publishing; a subject area spotlight; or a meet-the-press post in which a member of a … More #UPweek: Announcing Forerunners
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
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
Taking a look at how the lifecycle of the scholarly book, and how the concurrent move toward a database structure for dissemination of scholarship in article and monographic form, has the potential to further promote an emerging new ecology of serial discourse. BY DOUG ARMATO, director of University of Minnesota PressDiscussion delivered at an MLA … More From MLA 2013: Considering serial scholarship and the future of scholarly publishing
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?
At last week’s annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference, our editorial assistant Danielle Kasprzak, along with representatives from other presses, agreed to dole out sound advice to grad students and other prospective authors looking to get published:
We recommend checking out today’s post on the First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies blog. It offers some great advice for first-time authors on getting published. Look for a quote from UMP editor Jason Weidemann.
G. Pascal Zachary, a visiting scholar at the University of California’s School of Information, has a piece in The Chronicle Review about a future in which the book industry operates a lot like the music industry (when you can obtain a single, digitized song, you may not want to purchase an entire album), and how … More Books, deconstructed
Legendary book-cover designer and author Chip Kidd graced Minneapolis with his presence yesterday. After spending time with students at the Minneapolis College of Art & Design, he gave a sold-out lecture there that was hosted by the MN Book Publishers’ Roundtable.After a fantastic and lively presentation, he answered a few questions, including one about e-books … More An Evening with Chip Kidd