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December was a busy month for the Digital Publishing Production group, as many of our publishing partners released a final issue or article before the end of the year. GEFAME, an open access journal promoting research in the field of African Studies, published their seventh volume. The new release features a report on research in progress by Moses Ochonu called  “‘Village’ Democracy and Development in Dutse, Nigeria.” The Journal of Anthropological Research published their fourth…

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The December 2010 issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing (Volume 13, Issue 3) is now available. The issue is the last to be produced under the leadership of Judith Axler Turner, who has edited the journal since its third issue appeared in 1997. As Maria Bonn, Associate University Librarian for Publishing, writes in a farewell to Judith, “Throughout the journal’s now fifteen-year lifetime, Judith has been its guiding hand, attentive to every detail, generous…

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For many years, the Scholarly Publishing Office (now part of MPublishing) has hosted a collaborative project to translate the Encyclopedia of Diderot and D’Alembert, an 18th-century work of French scholarship, consisting in its original form of more than 70,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. The last couple of years have brought about some exciting changes for this ongoing project.  Among them are: Sean Takats (George Mason University) has joined the project team, whose…

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Deep Blue has begun automatically acquiring U-M authored works published by BioMed Central (BMC) using the SWORD protocol. Our first batch batch from them added 23 items to our Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed collection. Older articles will start to flow in shortly, and from now on the articles will come to Deep Blue as they appear in BMC journals.


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In November, Kevin Hawkins, Paul Schaffner, and I taught the first of–we hope!–many workshops on Digital Publishing and Preservation using XML, specifically, the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) Guidelines. The first event was targeted for students at UM’s School of Information, and we revised and reprised it a few days later for library staff, including most of the UM Press production team. The workshop was a condensed version of one that Kevin previously taught, and I…

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Check out the latest from MPublishing’s more than 25 serial publications: More than 25 new articles on organic chemistry published in ARKIVOC. Philosophy and Theory in Biology, an open access journal that launched just about one year ago, published its 8th article, “Beyond Inclusive Fitness? On A Simple and General Explanation For The Evolution Of Altruism“ Philosopher’s Imprint published a paper on “Lying and Deception.” A special issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing, guest…

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