University of Michigan Press’s Accessible Publishing Initiative

by Jonathan McGlone December 4, 2015

[On behalf of the University of Michigan Press E-Book Accessibility Task Force] Recently the University of Michigan Press publicly endorsed the accessible publishing guidelines outlined by the Society for Disability Studies. These guidelines encourage publishers to ensure that accessibility is “built in” to new titles—that accessible file formats, text descriptions of multimedia, and available alternate versions are standard products of the publishing process. The Press strongly believes in this universal design approach, and since June 2015 have been working behind the scenes to support these guidelines. This work is part of a longer history at the Press, and a big […]

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University of Michigan Press Joins Books at JSTOR

by Shaun Manning June 27, 2011

Expanding the number of ways readers can access University of Michigan Press titles, the Press has joined Books at JSTOR, an initiative launching in June 2012 that will bring more than 20,000 ebooks to JSTOR’s expansive collection of online academic resources. JSTOR is already the go-to source for accessing scholarly journals online and also houses digital versions of more than one million primary sources. To date 22 publishers are on board for Books at JSTOR and the organizations hopes to launch with about 30 presses. “Delivering deeply linked, vital scholarly research to libraries, scholars, and students worldwide is our number […]

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Digital Scholarship Recognized

by University of Michigan Press March 4, 2010

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an author reception at the University of Michigan Shapiro Science Library. This is an annual event to celebrate new additions to the permanent display of science journal and book covers that feature research from faculty of the University of Michigan’s LSA Natural Sciences departments and the School of Natural Resources and Environment. As I wandered the display  I realized that in addition to covers and jackets from print books, several of the mounted  covers were associated with ebooks and web research sites. It was a great moment for me as the digital […]

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UM Press readies 500 ebooks for sale

by Heather Newman December 15, 2009

The University of Michigan Press is pleased to announce its newest milestone: 500 books available for sale in digital editions ranging from Kindle to academic subscription.

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University Press 2.0 by Phil Pochoda

by University of Michigan Press May 27, 2009

The following essay by Phil Pochoda, Director of University of Michigan Press, was presented recently at a symposium on “Bookishness” organized by the Michigan Quarterly Review. The essay will appear in a somewhat different form in a forthcoming issue of the MQR.

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