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University Press Week 2014 to Celebrate Collaborative Work of Scholarly Presses


The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) is celebrating the third annual University Press Week on Sunday, November 9–Saturday, November 15, 2014. The focus this year is on the vital collaborative projects spearheaded by university and academic presses with research libraries, scholars, and other universities around the world.

AAUP is highlighting scholarly publishing collaborations in an online gallery on universitypressweek.org as well as in an online discussion on Google+ on Wednesday, November 12, to be moderated by Jennifer Howard from the Chronicle of Higher Education. Howard will be joined by Barbara Kline Pope, AAUP president and executive director of the National Academies Press; Peter Dougherty, director of Princeton University Press; and Ron Chrisman, director of the University of North Texas Press. The panelists will discuss three innovative collaborations that cross the boundaries of nations, institutions, and disciplines:

  • Princeton University Press and Caltech’s Einstein Papers Project provides the first complete picture of Albert Einstein’s massive written legacy.
  • National Academies Press’s Academy Scope is an interactive visualization of all of the titles that are available on NAP.edu, allowing readers to browse through the reports of the National Academies by topic area and to see relationships among titles.
  • University of North Texas Press teamed up with the University of North Texas Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and the University of Magallanes in Chile to introduce Magellanic Sub-Antarctic Ornithology. This project is the result of a decade of research conducted by scientists associated with the Omora Ethnobotanical Park in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in Chile.

Join the Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing Discussion on Google+ on Wednesday, November 12, 1:00–2:00 p.m. eastern standard time.

For more information, visit the AAUP website or contact Sarah L. Russo, SR|PR, sarah@sarahrusso.com, 917-627-5993.