Wednesday, November 14, 2012

University Press Week Updates and Press Influence Map

Today is Day 3 of the University Press Week blog tour. Be sure to check out these posts by our peers:

Over on the University of Chicago Press blog, critic, writer, and editor Scott Esposito shares how Wayne Booth's MODERN DOGMA AND THE RHETORIC OF ASSENT contributed to his own engagement with criticism.
Jason Weidemann, senior acquisitions editor for the University of Minnesota Press, writes about the time he recently spent in Cape Town lecturing on publishing.
Author Stephen Wade discusses how university presses "make room for the richness of American voices" for the University of Illinois blog.
Bison Books Manager Tom Swanson explains why university presses matter to their region for the University of Nebraska blog.
Author Laurence M. Hauptman blogs for Syracuse University Press and outlines three main reasons for why university presses matter.

In addition to the blog tour for University Press Week, member presses were asked to create a "Press Influence Map" to show, visually, the significance and outreach of each particular press. More than 30 university press maps demonstrate contributions at both the community and worldwide scale. They are available for browsing here.

"State university presses shine a bright light on their regional community; prestigious disciplinary lists reach out to scholars across the globe as both authors and readers; and institutional  collaborations, translations, prizes, and events can carry the name of a university and its press almost anywhere."

Using Google Maps and a custom iconographic key, the UGA Press map demonstrates the many associations the Press has with people, places, and organizations around the world.

Listed here are:
-workplaces of authors, editors, and other contributors whose books are being published in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013
-locales important to these books, as settings or subjects
-organizations with which we have partnered to publish these books

View our map here or click on the map below.

View University of Georgia Press Influence Map in a larger map