Digital Scholarship Recognized

by University of Michigan Press on March 4, 2010

Clip_image002 Last week I had the pleasure of attending an author reception at the University of Michigan Shapiro Science Library. This is an annual event to celebrate new additions to the permanent display of science journal and book covers that feature research from faculty of the University of Michigan’s LSA Natural Sciences departments and the School of Natural Resources and Environment.

As I wandered the display  I realized that in addition to covers and jackets from print books, several of the mounted  covers were associated with ebooks and web research sites. It was a great moment for me as the digital manager for the University of Michigan Press. What I was witnessing, presented without any special fanfare, was recognition from library staff, readers, and consumers that research results were valued in any format—print or digital. As the Press commits to producing scholarly monographs in any format preferred by our readers, it is gratifying to see such information visibly documented as timely and important in whatever format this information needs to take to best reach its audience.

Karen Hill
University of Michigan Press,
A part of MPublishing at the UM Library

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