Fulcrum

Now Available: The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

by Kathryn Beaton January 17, 2019

The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) is now live on Fulcrum!  First announced in 2015, this collection of ebooks for sale to libraries currently consists of over 1,100 titles, and will include at least 80 new books every year as well as a growing backlist. The title list can be found here. “This was a complex project that took years of strategizing and development,” said Melissa Baker-Young, Web Project Manager for Michigan Publishing.Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the Fulcrum development team and Press colleagues, the UMP EBC launched on time, within budget and scope. […]

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UMP Ebook Collection: Webinar Link

by Kathryn Beaton December 4, 2018

The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) is a comprehensive collection of the University of Michigan Press’s scholarly ebooks for sale to libraries. The UMP EBC is fully accessible on Fulcrum, a leading community-developed, open source platform for digital scholarship developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Fulcrum offers users the ability to read books with associated digital enhancements, such as: 3-D models, embedded audio, video, and databases; zoomable online images, and interactive media. You can see sample open access titles at: https://www.fulcrum.org/michigan. The collection is on sale now and will launch in early January 2019. The UMP EBC is […]

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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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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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Tools fit for purpose: Gabii on Fulcrum

by Charles Watkinson April 2, 2018

You wouldn’t use a fork to eat soup, a saw to cut bread, or a kettle to make stew. But the feeling of having an inappropriate tool for the job is too often the experience of scholars using ebooks. A passion for creating tools that allow specialist users to interact with scholarly publications in a way that is appropriate for their discipline drives the development of University of Michigan Press’s new Fulcrum reading platform, https://www.fulcrum.org, created with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Built on open source software, Fulcrum supports bespoke reading experiences that fit the varying needs of different […]

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