Celebrating University Press Week: UP Design

November 8-14 is University Press Week. Since 2012, we have celebrated University Press Week each year to help tell the story of how university press publishing supports scholarship, culture, and both local and global communities.

Today’s theme is: UP Design

Northwestern University Press A Q&A with our book cover designer and Creative Director, Marianne Jankowski, in which she will discuss her own design background and answer several questions such as, “How is working on a trade cover different from a scholarly cover?” and “What are some of the trends in university press design that you’ve noticed?” Marianne has over 25 years experience in book design.

Princeton University Press Designer Chris Lapinski will introduce and launch the PUP design department’s new Tumblr blog, which will highlight PUP design across all departments, while delving into the conversation on visual culture in book publishing. Chris will reflect on the art of design and its place in book history.

Georgetown University Press Hope LeGro, Director of Georgetown Languages, discusses what it takes for editors to get textbook content ready for the designer so that the book and the coordinating ancillary materials create the best possible learning experience.

Syracuse University Press We’ll feature past award-winning designs and some recent successful trade designs.

Stanford University Press A Q&A with freelance designers, Anne Jodan and Mitch Goldstein, who’ve designed a number of notable book jackets for SUP.

Harvard University Press One of our designers will walk us through the ideas and designs she abandoned on her way to completing a recent jacket.

Yale University Press will blog about UP book design.

Help us Celebrate!

  • Use the hashtag #ReadUP that presses have been using all year to talk about the work we publish—maybe use it to draw your book into University Press Week conversations.
  • Tell the story of publishing with us with the hashtag #PublishUP.
  • Join our #UPshelfie campaign (we are continuing this campaign from last year if you Google #UPshelfie you will find them!). Show us what university press books are on your shelf!
  • Subscribe to the University Press Week newsletter here, keep an eye out for the 2015 UP Week infographic, and attend one of our online events.
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Celebrating University Press Week: The Future of Scholarly Publishing

November 8-14 is University Press Week. Since 2012, we have celebrated University Press Week each year to help tell the story of how university press publishing supports scholarship, culture, and both local and global communities.

Today’s theme is: The Future of Scholarly Publishing

Indiana University Press offers a post by IUP director Gary Dunham.

Oxford University Press features a blog post by Editorial Director Sophie Goldsworthy on broad trends in scholarly publishing.

George Mason University Press has a blog post by Mason Publishing on a global survey of digital tools use in scholarly communication and research workflows.

University Press of Colorado reflects on their 50th anniversary this year, and what the future might hold for us and the UP community in general.

University Press of Kansas UPK Director Chuck Myers will author today’s post.

University of North Carolina UNC Press director John Sherer makes “The Case for Financial Support of Your University Press.”

West Virginia University Press Reflections on the value of acquisitions work and the meaning of curating/gatekeeping in the digital era.

Johns Hopkins University Press A commentary by editorial director Greg Britton.

University of Georgia Press  Post on how UP’s are picking up the slack left by trade publishers because of their aversion to risk when it comes to niches in nonfiction publishing. This post will mention several series we publish but highlight in particular a new series we’re publishing in cooperation with the Library of American Landscape History.

Help us Celebrate!

  • Use the hashtag #ReadUP that presses have been using all year to talk about the work we publish—maybe use it to draw your book into University Press Week conversations.
  • Tell the story of publishing with us with the hashtag #PublishUP.
  • Join our #UPshelfie campaign (we are continuing this campaign from last year if you Google #UPshelfie you will find them!). Show us what university press books are on your shelf!
  • Subscribe to the University Press Week newsletter here, keep an eye out for the 2015 UP Week infographic, and attend one of our online events.

Celebrating University Press Week

It’s University Press Week! All week long university presses will be participating in the UP Week Blog Tour, where presses will be blogging each day about a different theme that relates to scholarly publishing.

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November 10 – Subject Area Spotlight: Collaboration
University Press of Colorado will expand on our collaboration with the Veterinary Information Network on a recent textbook, Basic Veterinary Immunology.
University of Georgia Press will expand on the New Georgia Encyclopedia (NGE) partnership, which includes the Georgia Humanities Council, UGA libraries, GALILEO, and the Press. The NGE is the state’s award-winning, on-line only, multi-media reference work on the people, places, events, and institutions of Georgia.
Duke University Press Author Eben Kirksey on collaboration at the intersection of anthropology and biology, including his own recent collection, “The Multispecies Salon.”
University of California Press Authors Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Jim Yong Kim discuss the collaborative work they are doing to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.
University of Virginia Press An account of a collaboration between the Press and the Presidential Recordings Project at the Miller Center to create ‘Chasing Shadows,’ a book on the origins of Watergate, with a special ebook and web site allowing readers to listen to the actual Oval Office conversations.
McGill-Queen’s University Press Elaborates on the title submitted for the online gallery: Landscape Architecture in Canada – a major national project with support from scholars across the country and published simultaneously in French and English by two University Presses. Followed by cross-Canada book tour, “CONVERSATIONS”, in partnership with the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects.
Texas A&M University Press Focusing on a new consumer advocacy series launched earlier this year with the Texas A&M School of Public Health, whose mission is to improve the health of communities through education, research, service, outreach, and creative partnerships. Prepare to Defend Yourself . . . How to Navigate the Healthcare System and Escape with Your Life falls in line with the School of Public Health’s mission, as well as with its involvement in the Texas A&M One Health Initiative, a collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem.
Project MUSE/John Hopkins University Press Project MUSE is the poster child for collaboration in the university press world, resulting from collaboration between a university press and university library. We’ll ruminate on collaboration in the university press world in general, drawing on specific instances of collaboration among university presses from MUSE’s history. MUSE Commons is a separate blog from that of our parent institution, JHUP.
Yale University Press Mark Polizzotti, director of the publications program at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will contribute a guest post to our ‘Museum Quality Books’ series. The series consists of guest posts from the knowledgeable, erudite, witty, insightful, and altogether delightful directors of publishing at the museums and galleries with whom we collaborate on books.
University Press of Chicago A post on the first year of the Turabian Teacher Collaborative, featuring guest content from one of the University of Iowa professors helming the endeavor; see this Q & A for additional info/general sensibility.

Reflections on the Recent AAUP Annual Meeting

Emily Taber, Editorial Assistant at Temple University Press, offers her thoughts on the 2009 Association of American University Press (AAUP) Annual Meeting held last week in Philadelphia.

I have worked at Temple University Press for two years, and this was my first AAUP annual meeting. Aside from attending lively sessions and meeting new people, the AAUP conference was a fantastic opportunity to see the two sides of publishing connect. On the one hand, you have a group of people who genuinely love the look and feel of printed books. The Book, Jacket, and Journal Show was a crowd favorite. On the other hand, you have industry professionals closely following the latest developments in e-books and open access technology. Sessions on electronic publishing were some of the most talked-about at the conference—everyone was wondering what the future of the book will be.

These two groups do not have to be mutually exclusive. In fact, for publishing to succeed, they cannot be. It’s possible to love the smell of new books and own a Kindle. It’s possible to appreciate the convenience offered by e-book readers and value production design.

It was a rewarding and refreshing experience to be at AAUP, where conversations about the necessity of electronic publishing existed side-by-side with praise for well crafted print books. Digital technology has left its mark on print publishing already, through print-on-demand and digital reprints. Members of the AAUP know this, and their perspective is essential in shaping sound publishing practices for the future. While no one knows what the state of publishing will be in fifty years, much less in five or ten, it is heartening to think that there will still be a group of our colleagues engaged in thoughtful consideration of what comes next.

For more coverage of the AAUP annual meeting visit these sites:

http://aaupwiki.princeton.edu/index.php/AAUP_2009_Annual_Meeting

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/06/22/aaup

http://chronicle.com/daily/2009/06/20390n.htm?utm_source=at&utm_medium=en

http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6666597.html

http://uncpressblog.com/2009/06/24/aaup-abc-com/

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