Open Access

Gabii and UMP Digital Publishing

by Charles Watkinson December 31, 2016
Cover image for A Mid-Republican House from Gabii

The University of Michigan Press exhibit at the Archaeological Institute of America / Society for Classical Studies joint Annual Meeting has for decades been a highlight of our year. It’s a great chance to exhibit the Press’s latest books, as well as distributed publications from distinguished partners such as the American Academy in Rome and the American Society of Papyrologists. And Dr. Ellen Bauerle, the senior acquiring editor for classics and archaeology, always has a full meeting schedule with current and prospective authors. This year’s meeting in Toronto (January 5-8) will feature the usual spread of bestselling books (including Eric […]

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Open Access eBooks on JSTOR, Courtesy of Knowledge Unlatched

by Charles Watkinson December 20, 2016

University of Michigan Press is proud to be one of the first publishers to make open access books available in the new “Open Access eBooks on JSTOR” program. In this new program a publisher pays JSTOR a per-title fee to include their OA titles on the JSTOR platform. The fee covers JSTOR’s processing costs and compensates for the fact that client libraries will not be charged for these works. Since we’ve heard some confusion among library colleagues, it’s important to emphasize that the “Open Access eBooks on JSTOR” program is purely a distribution deal. The only way a publisher can […]

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“Throw Back to the Future” AAUP Blog Tour: Special University Press Week Post

by Jenny Geyer November 17, 2016

The University of Michigan Press is one division of what makes up the whole of Michigan Publishing, which is closely affiliated with the U-M Library. Because of this unique collaborative structure, we have many opportunities to work with scholars to develop innovative ways to present their research. Throw Back to the Future could not be a more appropriate theme under which to introduce two major projects from Michigan Publishing; the first being a digital, interactive scholarly monograph built on a video game platform developed by a team of archaeologists to record their excavation of an ancient Roman city; the second, […]

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UMP to make Open Access books available on JSTOR

by Charles Watkinson October 6, 2016

In late October 2016 JSTOR will be launching an Open Access program, with titles from University of California Press, UCL Press, University of Michigan Press, and Cornell University Press. University of Michigan Press believes that integrating Open Access monographs with other types of content on JSTOR’s highly used platform, and making records available in library catalogs and discovery services, will increase the usage and impact of these resources. In addition, long-term preservation of the Open Access titles is assured by Portico. “The titles we will initially be including in JSTOR Open are those that libraries participating in the Knowledge Unlatched […]

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Pub Club hosts successful inaugural event

by Allison Peters February 11, 2016

On Thursday, February 4, 2016, Michigan Publishing and the University of Michigan Library Staff Forum Board collaborated to host the first meeting of the Michigan Library Publishing Club (“Pub Club”), a new quarterly event series, open to the public at the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, devoted to discussing open access titles published by the University of Michigan Press. For our inaugural event, the Pub Club discussed American Homes, a 2014 mixed-genre book of poetry, prose, illustrations, and aphorisms by Ryan Ridge, published within the 21st Century Prose series of the digitalculturebooks imprint. Unique among most U-M Press titles, American Homes can […]

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