Manifold is an intuitive, collaborative platform for scholarly publishing. With iterative texts, powerful annotation tools, rich media support, and robust community dialogue, Manifold transforms scholarly publications into living digital works. The Manifold team is delighted to launch a public beta of its new publishing platform for interactive scholarly monographs: http://staging.manifoldapp.org/. Funded through the generous support … More Manifold Beta Now Available
One widely circulated infographic impression of how a book is born. By designer Mariah Bear. BY JASON WEIDEMANNSenior acquisitions editor at University of Minnesota Press Last week some good news hit my inbox. A book published by the University of Minnesota Press, begun as the author’s dissertation, had been discussed in the New Yorker. Matthew … More What do university presses do?
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
Yesterday at the 2013 MLA convention, author Matthew Gold unveiled the brand-new, online, open-access edition of Debates in the Digital Humanities. This website is a joint initiative of The Graduate Center, City University of New York and the University of Minnesota Press. It features new articles, feedback visualizations, and a whole lot of awesomeness. Want … More Just released: Debates in the Digital Humanities, OA edition
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?
Univocal is a publisher of beautiful handmade, letterpress-printed books of critical theory by major renowned philosophers (not to mention “anti-philosophers”) of our time. University of Minnesota Press is excited to be distributing Univocal’s gorgeous books this fall. Check out this video to see them in action:
The annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers kicks off today in New York City (Twitter hashtag: #AAG2012). Bringing together cultural and human geographers, GIS scholars, geography professionals, and scholars from disciplines as diverse as American studies, anthropology, political science, and communication, the conference promises to be a synthesis of the most cutting edge … More Lots of UMP authors talking at #AAG2012
It’s here! WWW.UPRESS.UMN.EDU Welcome to the new online home for University of Minnesota Press! Beyond the new, multi-chromatic look, you can now easily keep up with the Press’s comings and goings, including internal news; books, tests, and journals divisions; exploring our books; and accessing more information on our site than ever before. We’re very pleased … More Drumroll please …
This post is published in connection with the University of Minnesota Press’s launch this week of an an online research archive (www.quadrant.umn.edu) and book series that stems from Quadrant, a new initiative to foster collaborative scholarship and revolutionize interdisciplinary publishing. This is Quadrant post 2 of 3; please see below for links to other posts. … More Quadrant: Architect Hilyard R. Robinson’s contributions to place-making and public culture.
The University of Minnesota Press has announced the launch of an online research archive (www.quadrant.umn.edu) and book series that stems from Quadrant, a new initiative to foster collaborative scholarship and revolutionize interdisciplinary publishing. As part of the launch, the University of Minnesota Press blog this week is publishing Q&As with three Quadrant fellows who discuss … More Quadrant: On zoo history, shame, and racial dynamics