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Kress grant funds University of Michigan for Workshop on Guidelines for Describing Arts and Humanities Visual Resources

by Jonathan McGlone June 27, 2016

The University of Michigan Library and Press have received $10,000 from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation to fund a workshop in fall 2016 focused on the development of guidelines for describing visual resources within digital publications. Textual description of visual resources is a requirement for accessible digital publications and fundamental to the discoverability and sustainability of visual content in the digital publishing ecosystem. The workshop will bring together professionals from the fields of art and art history, disability studies and accessibility, academic and museum publishing, and libraries, museums, and archives for a day-and-a-half workshop. Stakeholders, including partners from Benetech, a […]

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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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Call for Ideas & Essays: Writing History in the Digital Age

by Bridget June 6, 2011

From DigitalCultureBooks, an innovative partnership between the University of Michigan Library and the University of Michigan Press with the intent of modeling library-press collaboration at U-M and elsewhere. Established in 2006: Has the digital revolution transformed how we write about the past — or not? Have new technologies changed our essential work-craft as scholars, and the ways in which we think, author, and publish? Does the digital age have broader implications for individual writing processes, or for the historical profession at large? Explore these questions in Writing History in the Digital Age, a born-digital, open-review edited volume, under contract with […]

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Travel around the world with Monte Nagler’s photographs

by Heather Newman January 11, 2010

Award-winning photographer Monte Nagler will present “Around the World in Photographs” as the inaugural University of Michigan Press Author Series event this Wednesday, January 13, from 5:30-7 p.m. in the UM Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. “My presentation on January 13th will encompass an around-the-world tour based upon my photography,” Nagler said. “There will be at least three dozen photographs from 24 countries including color, black and white and infrared images. “I will discuss my techniques of photography, unusual experiences around the world, how I market my photography, photography as a career and much more. I am open to questions and […]

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