digitization

Q&A with Sheryl James, author of ‘Michigan Legends’

by Emily May 1, 2013

Sheryl James is the author of the newly released Michigan Legends: Folktales and Lore from the Great Lakes State. Here, she discusses why Michigan is a particularly rich region for legends to spring up, how she conducted her research for the book, and more. The University of Michigan Press: How did you approach your research for this book, and did your research take you to any interesting places? Sheryl James: My research had to be original, or close to it – in other words, with few exceptions, I was accessing very old books and source material. Older Detroit books I found at […]

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‘Bytes & Backbeats’ Author Confronts Egan’s ‘Goon Squad’

by Shaun Manning November 7, 2011

Sometimes the greatest reinforcement for ones academic work comes in popular literature. Such occurred for me as I was reading Jennifer Egan’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad.

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Press Release: New Digital Access Options for U-M Press Titles

by kris bishop October 14, 2009

List of free-view UM Press titles in HathiTrust U-M Press’ digital transition U-M Library’s Digitization Project HathiTrust   ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The University of Michigan Press is joining with HathiTrust Digital Library to open electronic content for free online access. U-M Press plans to have 1,000 or more titles available for full viewing by the end of this year.  Launched in 2008, HathiTrust is a digital preservation repository and research management tool for the world’s great research libraries, focused on providing scholars in the digital age with the largest collection of electronic research material this side of Google Book Search and […]

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