Monday, November 11, 2013

University Press Week: Day 1 of Blog Tour
The University Press Week blog tour begins today! All this week, bloggers at 37 different presses will highlight the value of university presses and the contributions they make to scholarship and our society. Individual presses will blog on a different theme each day, including profiles of university press staff members, the future of scholarly communication, subject area spotlights, the importance of regional publishing, and the global reach of university presses.

Today the theme is "Meet the Press." The tour stops at the following presses:

McGill-Queen’s University Press highlights Jonathan Crago and Kyla Madden, key members of the editorial department. They discuss their experiences in scholarly publishing and their vision for MQUP.

Penn State Press introduces one of its staff members.

University of Illinois Press profiles UIPress editor-in-chief Laurie Matheson, who discusses her journey through the field and the changes that she has seen during her career including shifts in the library market.

University of Hawai‘i Press features the peripatetic academic publishing career of UHP's soon-to-retire journals manager.

University of Missouri Press profiles new press director, David Rosenbaum, who started his new role on Nov. 1. He covers topics such as his plans for the UM Press's future and his transition back to a university press.

University Press of Colorado features managing editor Laura Furney, who has been at the press for 20 years, and is playing an integral role in two recent developments at UPC.

University Press of Florida spotlights an acquisitions editor who is working to develop and grow innovative new subject areas.

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