digital scholarship

University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection Debuts at the Charleston Conference

by Kathryn Beaton November 1, 2018

From our Director of Sales and Marketing, Lanell White:   Next week the Charleston Library Conference will welcome librarians, publishers, and vendor partners to Charleston, S.C. to discuss the key issues, topics, and innovations in scholarly communications. This year the theme of “Oh wind – if winter comes, can spring be far behind?” embodies a sense of anticipation around transitions not only between seasons, but also the sea change happening around ebook distribution models, namely that the academy is taking the lead in selling its content. This year Michigan Publishing is excited to be a part of this transformation. The […]

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Harry Watkins, Nineteenth Century Actor, Brought Back to Life

by Charles Watkinson October 10, 2018

On October 10, 1850, Harry Watkins was relaxing from his busy life as an actor, playwright, and stage manager: “Fine day—Walking A.M & P.M. refused an offer to go to Boston—If I sacrifice many more engagements for the sake of remaining in N.Y. I shall find myself thrown out of all.—7 P.M. went to a book auction to purchase a book marked on the catalogue but was so tired out I fell asleep and woke just in time to hear it was gone—My interest in the auction being over I concluded it would be as well to finish my nap at home.” […]

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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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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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U-M Press Award Winning Books for 2017

by Charles Watkinson January 4, 2018

Awards serve as a third party validation for the merit of scholarship and production value of the books that the University of Michigan Press creates. Awards bring recognition and prestige to our authors, our exemplary books, our Press, the U-M Library, and our parent institution. The University’s brand of excellence is reinforced everytime a U-M Press title is acknowledged. U-M Press books are routinely nominated and win prestigious awards and are held in high regard within our scholarly community. A sample of recent awards are listed below. A full list of the more than 200 award-winning titles may be found […]

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