by on

Reports from the Field: In this series, MPublishing staff share their thoughts & experiences with us from conferences, workshops, events and other collaborative projects. This post is by Seth Johnson, a programmer in the Publishing Technology Group at MPublishing, who recently attended Code4Lib. This year’s code4lib conference presented a dizzying array of information by and for the programmers and technologists working in library environments. The pace of the conference is very fast: most talks were…

Read the full post »


by on

What are University of Michigan student and faculty preferences in selecting and using textbooks? Natsuko Nicholls, MPublishing’s Research Area Specialist Associate, has been doing the research to answer this question.  Here is her latest update: As a follow-up to the Library’s 2009 textbook survey, this semester the Campus-wide E-textbook Working Group launched a Winter 2011 trial to assess e-textbook services. Five courses from a variety of disciplines and levels were selected. The trial includes pre- and post-pilot…

Read the full post »


by on

The American Physical Society (APS) is now giving all authors who publish in either Physical Review or Physical Review Letters the choice to publish their article as Libre Open Access. Open Access (OA) articles are article which can be read online without cost to the reader. Libre Open Access is when the article is not only available to read without cost but also available under a license which allows reuse. The APS is giving authors…

Read the full post »


by on

University of Michigan Press writer Margaret Price, author of the new book Mad at School, recently appeared in an extensive story about mental disabilities on university campuses posted by the Chronicle of Higher Education. In the article, professor and author Benjamin Reiss writes, “Margaret Price makes clear in her book, Mad at School, influential voices are arguing that we should try to get around the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations, which protect the…

Read the full post »


by on

We’re pleased to share two pieces of news regarding the professional activities of MPublishing staff: Karen Hill, Assistant Director of the University of Michigan Press has been named to a three year term on Project Muse’s inaugural Book Publishing Working Group.  The group will provide Project Muse with input on initiatives and developments especially as they relate to Ebook publishing. Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Office, has been accepted into the 2011 class of the Frye…

Read the full post »


by on

Welcome to the blog of MPublishing! MPublishing is the hub of scholarly publishing at the University of Michigan, part of its dynamic and innovative university library. We are a group of publishers, librarians and technologists, working together to support scholarly communication and to publish and preserve the scholarly record. As an organization, we focus on three things: education and advocacy on issues pertinent to scholarly communication, from authors rights to the economics of publishing to…

Read the full post »