The Disney film may be considered a classic, but Princeton University Press has more successfully delivered Felix Salton’s original message.
As co-host of the Scholarly Communication Podcast, I’ve spent the last six months speaking with university press publishers and small to mid-size commercial book publishers. Here’s what I’ve learned.
After a decade at the helm of the Association of University Presses, Peter M. Berkery Jr. assesses the organization and environment for university presses and their work.
Alan Harvey from Stanford University Press discusses their evolving strategy in turbulent times.
Robert Harington talks to Charles Watkinson, Associate University Librarian for Publishing at the University of Michigan and Director of the University of Michigan Press, in this new series of perspectives from some of Publishing’s leaders across the non-profit and profit sectors of our industry.
We have had assumptions about the academic book market that probably are just not true.
Perhaps the academy has not taken control of scholarly publishing because it doesn’t want to.
Some notes on academic publishing, university presses in particular.
There continue to be calls to consolidate all publishing activity in a single organization or unit. The various participants in scholarly communications often are hostile to the very idea of competition. But the evidence is otherwise: a diversity of publishing venues, all operated independently, yield better and more innovative results.
University presses are enjoying something of a renaissance in the UK, as was evident at the recent University Press Redux conference in Liverpool. Why is this, and how are presses trying to reconcile mission, innovation and sustainability in the digital world? And what can they teach the rest of us?
Alison Mudditt asks a group of experts: what are the unique contributions that university presses make to scholarship and scholarly communication?
Alison Muddit interviews Goeffrey Crossick about his report on the future of open access monographs.
The university press world is ruminating on its relevance in a broader community that does not always show strong report for press activity. Different presses have identified a number of approaches to the problem of increasing relevance.
Revisiting Rick Anderson’s 2013 post on what the options for the academy to take control of scholarly publishing, and whether any of those options seems feasible.
Announcing a research project to study how many academic books Amazon sells to libraries.