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The Library’s print on demand program features more than 400,000 available titles from the University of Michigan Library’s collections, all either in the public domain or being sold by permission of the rights holder. These reprints are available from several print vendors, including Amazon, Hewlett-Packard, and Lightning Source. Not surprisingly, sales of these books typically align with the Long Tail model, whereby the Library sells single copies of many titles each month. However, there are…

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Blaine Pardoe writes about Frederick Zinn, a war hero from his hometown of Battle Creek/Galesburg, Michigan in Lost Eagles: One Man’s Mission to Find Missing Airmen in Two World Wars. Pardoe talks about how be became aware of Zinn and learned of his fascinating story and enduring legacy. Read more


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Throughout the year, the Digital Publishing Production unit of MPublishing works with publishing partners at the University of Michigan and around the world to increase access to new and existing academic work.  Below is a summary of what we’ve been up to in the last month: Our work with Arkivoc, the open access organic chemistry journal, is ongoing.  This publication produces new content weekly, and more than a dozen articles were released this month. We…

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