Interview with UC Davis professor Gina Bloom, first U-M Press author to receive a TOME award

by Charles Watkinson July 17, 2018

Scholars across the United States are currently working with their parent institutions and select university presses to make distinguished books globally free to read through the TOME, Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem, initiative. Under the auspices of the Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, and Association of University Presses, TOME funding institutions and publishers are working together on a sustainable model that increases the reach and impact of the most important humanities and social sciences books while also supporting the non-profit publishing infrastructure that enables them. University of California, Davis, professor Dr. Gina Bloom is one of the […]

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Former Poet Laureate and U-M Press Author Donald Hall dies at 89

by Charles Watkinson June 25, 2018

Donald Hall’s passing not only marks a great loss for the world of poetry but for the University of Michigan community. He was a member of the University’s faculty for 17 years and the author or editor of multiple Press books. His influence continues as the following tribute from Ariel Everitt shows. Ariel is a current U-M student in English and Creative Writing and is a marketing intern at the Press this summer: “Donald Hall, admirer of the rural and one of the last masters of his poetic generation, died Saturday night at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, New Hampshire, […]

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Introducing Two New Staff Members at University of Michigan Press

by Charles Watkinson June 14, 2018

University of Michigan Press (UMP) is pleased to introduce two new staff members. Lanell White will join University of Michigan Press as its new Sales and Marketing Director on September 4. Lanell’s deep experience in digital strategy, institutional sales, and market analysis includes roles as director of client relations and sales at publishing technology provider Redlink; product manager and market development manager at ProQuest; and senior analyst positions at consultancy providers Outsell and Foresee. She looks forward to working with authors, editors, and the Press’s distribution and retail partners to grow the business. Editorial Director Mary Francis will continue to manage […]

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Top 10 most-cited UMP books are “oldies but goodies”

by Charles Watkinson April 24, 2018

We’ve added a new tool to the University of Michigan Press website — “Dimensions badges” that give an indication of how many times our different books have been cited over the years. Created by our friends at Digital Science, whose Altmetric for Books tool we’ve been using for several years, Dimensions badges are interactive visualizations that showcase citation data for individual publications. Now on the UMP website you’ll find them attached to every book for which the Dimensions database provides information. The first thing you see on every Dimensions badge is the citation count. If you click through to the […]

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NEH investment brings Michigan’s expertise in Asian studies to readers around the world

by Charles Watkinson April 9, 2018

A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will make significant books about Asia published by the University of Michigan freely and publicly available online, in editions that use digital affordances to enrich the reading and teaching experience. Together these titles will dramatically advance public understanding of the diversity of society, culture, and history in East, South, and Southeast Asia at a time when the region is rarely out of the headlines. The $200,000 grant announced on April 9 is part of the Humanities Open Book Program, created and funded jointly by NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon […]

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