University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

University of Michigan Press extends free-to-read ebook access, announces flat pricing for 2021, and requests library investment

by Lanell White June 25, 2020

Ann Arbor, Michigan – University of Michigan Press (UMP) will extend free-to-read access to the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) until the end of August 2020, strengthening its support of students, librarians, and faculty who need ebook access as they continue to transition to online learning and teaching.  Additionally, in recognition of the budget constraints that many libraries now face as a result of COVID-19, UMP will also keep UMP EBC prices flat for the 2021 calendar year.  “Being a part of the U-M library really allows us to align with the values of our larger library […]

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University of Michigan Press and the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology partner to make publications available in University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection

by Lanell White June 10, 2020

Ann Arbor MI – June 1, 2020 – The University of Michigan Press (UMP), part of the University of Michigan Library, and the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology (UMMAA), a research and collection museum within the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan, are pleased to announce the creation of a new partnership to advance the work of the Museum’s publication program. The Museum’s complete catalogue of titles is now being included in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection, and all older titles are back in print. The Museum series includes dozens of classics on […]

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University of Michigan Press operations during COVID-19 spread

by Charles Watkinson April 10, 2020

The University of Michigan Press staff anticipates being able to largely maintain normal operations during the pandemic, but the rapid spread of COVID-19 means that this may change. Also, our operations are highly reliant on manufacturing and distribution partners whose own operations are being disrupted and on University of Michigan shared services that may be affected by staff shortages. Our commitment to authors, libraries, retailers, instructors, students, and other readers is to be as flexible and adaptable as possible to continue to serve your needs. We will communicate any severe disruptions here and through Twitter. As part of the University […]

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University of Michigan Press extends free-to-read ebook access and requests library support

by Lanell White April 7, 2020

University of Michigan Press (UMP) will extend temporary free-to-read access to the UMP Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) until the end of June 2020, strengthening its support of students, librarians, and professors who need ebook access throughout the entire spring semester. Any user globally can simply access, read, and enjoy. No registration or IP-validation is required. With support from its faculty Executive Committee and University leadership, the Press recognizes these are extraordinary times and is happy to support unrestricted access to the leading scholarship of its authors. Since March 20, 2020, when access restrictions were turned off, page views of UMP […]

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Top Titles in the UMP Ebook Collection

by Charles Watkinson March 19, 2020

Using Altmetric Explorer, the Open Syllabus Project, and Dimensions, we’ve identified the University of Michigan Press titles in the UMP Ebook Collection that are most discussed (i.e., have the highest Altmetric scores), most used in classrooms (i.e., are featured in the most open syllabi), and most cited (i.e., feature the highest citation numbers in the Dimensions index). It’s not very scientific, but if you are looking to catch up on some reading or spice up your online teaching, you might find a keeper here. UMP EBC offers unlimited multi-user, perpetual access, and DRM-free copies to purchasing libraries and all titles […]

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