University of Michigan Press honored for innovation and community leadership

by Charles Watkinson on February 2, 2018

The University of Michigan Press is one of three publishers listed as finalists for the UP Redux Award, to be awarded at the University Press Redux Conference hosted by UCL Press and the Association of Learned and Professional Scholarly Publishers (APLSP) in London, UK, on February 13-14, 2018.

The UP Redux award recognises an individual, team or press that has made an outstanding contribution to university press publishing through innovation, providing inspiration and visibility for the sector as a whole, and challenging university presses to rethink or evolve their practice. Being a finalist means that UMP has been nominated multiple times by its international peers. Our competitors for the award are Liverpool University Press and Australian National University Press. Dr. Frances Pinter, founder of Knowledge Unlatched, has been nominated as an individual.

The citation reads “The University of Michigan Press has been nominated for a wide range of reasons including innovation in digital publishing and support for the wider community of scholarly publishers. The nominators praise UMP for many things including: setting the standards for accessible ebooks and running workshops that help other publishers improve their workflows; innovation in building infrastructure and workflows to support the next generation of born-digital publications (Fulcrum); for building bridges between university presses and libraries and providing inspiration to all library/press partnerships. They have shown libraries that presses are natural partners, and have convinced other presses that deep collaboration can be a reality and not just an idea.”

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