Tuesday, November 12, 2013

University Press Week: Day 2 of Blog Tour

https://mail.ugapress.uga.edu/service/home/~/upweek-logo-2013.gif?auth=co&loc=en_US&id=85988&part=2The University Press Week blog tour continues! All week long, 37 different university press blogs will feature posts about the importance of university presses.

Today the theme is the "Future of Scholarly Communication." The tour stops at the following presses:

Duke University Press shares a post by Priscilla Wald, professor of English and Women's Studies at Duke University. She comments on the slow future of scholarly communication.

Harvard University Press has a guest post from Jeffrey Schnapp, faculty director metaLAB (at) Harvard and editor of the new metaLABprojects book series. He discusses the emerging currents of experimental scholarship for which the series provides a platform.

Stanford University Press director Alan Harvey discusses the challenges presented by new technologies in publishing, and how the industry model is adapting to new reading-consumption habits.

Temple University Press explores the partnerships university presses and libraries can forge as the means of communicating scholarship evolves.

University of Minnesota Press editor, Dani Kasprzak, discusses a new UMP initiative.

University of Texas Press assistant editor-in-chief, Robert Devens, addresses the future of scholarly communication.

University of Virginia Press features a post by historian Holly Shulman, editor of The Dolley Madison Digital Edition and the forthcoming People of the Founding Era. She looks at the need for university presses to adapt to new technologies, while acknowledging the difficulties of doing so.

Look for some more great content during University Press Week! Follow the tour with this schedule or the hashtag #UPWeek on Twitter and Facebook.