Friday, November 15, 2013

University Press Week: Day 5 of Blog Tour

The University Press Week blog tour ends today!
Columbia University Press features a post on the global impact of university presses.
We hope you have enjoyed learning about the roles university presses play when it comes to publishing.

Today the theme is "The Global Reach of University Presses." The tour stops at the following presses:

Georgetown University Press explains how Georgetown University Press gives its readers the tools they need to have a global reach themselves through their foreign language learning materials, international career guides, and international affairs titles.

Indiana University Press discusses their Mellon-funded Framing the Global project. This project supports scholarly research and publication that will develop and disseminate new knowledge, approaches, and methods in the field of global research.

Johns Hopkins University Press continually strays outside the borders of the United States. Their post explores the global reach of their book translations, international marketing, and Project MUSE.

New York University Press features a post by Chip Rossetti, managing editor of the Library of Arabic Literature (LAL). He discusses the new LAL series, an ambitious international project which comes out of a partnership between NYU Press and NYU Abu Dhabi.

Princeton University Press director, Peter Dougherty, writes about the importance of foreign language translations to the future of university press economic health and fulfillment of our missions.

University of Wisconsin Press director, Sheila Leary, profiles the publishing career of Jan Vansina, one of the founders of the field of African history (rather than colonial history). His innovative seven books with the University of Wisconsin Press from the 1960s to the present have continually broken new ground, influencing the historiography of Africa and several related disciplines.

Yale University Press online marketing manager Ivan Lett writes on recent transatlantic collaboration of US-UK marketing initiatives for Yale University Press globally published titles, series, and digital products.

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