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Next week, May 2-6, the U-M Teaching and Technology Collaborative will host their annual conference, Enriching Scholarship, and invite “faculty and instructional staff to enhance their teaching and research by participating in a week of free seminars, workshops, demonstrations and other events drawing upon the expertise of faculty and instructional technology specialists from across campus. Enriching Scholarship offers sessions exploring the effective integration of information and technology with teaching, learning and research.” Registration for the 100+ workshops, demonstrations, discussions, and social…

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University of Michigan Press Director Phil Pochoda, along with coauthor Joseph Esposito, recently composed a piece for the Scholarly Kitchen blog of the Society for Scholarly Publishing on what they see as a new form of born-digital publications: the rebirth of the pamphlet-length, peer-reviewed piece, which is currently awkward in print (too long for a journal article, too short for a book). The entry is entitled “Through the Wormhole: A new format for the born-digital…

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Yesterday, the Text Creation Partnership, a division of MPublishing, announced the opening to the public of 2,231 searchable keyed-text editions of books from Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO).  Produced by Gale, part of Cengage Learning, ECCO is an important research database that includes every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas. The 2,231 keyed texts were produced in collaboration…

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This year’s Great Lakes THATCamp is just around the corner, and MPublishing staff are busy getting ready. The Great Lakes THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) is a user-generated “unconference” on digital humanities originally inspired by the Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University. Great Lakes THATCamp will be held on the Michigan State University campus on April 30th & May 1st, 2011 in the Residential College of Arts & Humanities,…

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MPublishing works in close collaboration with scholars, and we are saddened to announce the loss of a longtime partner and advocate on April 2. Richard W. Bailey, professor emeritus of English Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, published six monographs with the University of Michigan Press during his career. He also co-created an online-only scholarly edition of an Early Modern text, A London Provisioner’s Chronicle, 1550-1563 by Henry Machyn, published jointly by the University…

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Back in October of 2008, MLibary became one of the first academic libraries to apply a Creative Commons license to its website content. At the time, the Library opted for the Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial (“CC BY NC”) license. More recently, on November 18th, 2010, the library changed the default Creative Commons license used for all content created by librarians and staff hosted on the library website to an Attribution-only (“CC BY”) license. Why did…

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We are pleased to announce the release of 4,180 texts from the second phase of our Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP) project.  These texts were produced in collaboration with ProQuest, and are available immediately to EEBO-TCP Phase II partners. The entire EEBO-TCP archive is now available–anyone may search, browse, and explore the corpus.  Access to the full text of EEBO-TCP digital editions is restricted to partner institutions for a limited period – about 10…

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Spring has sprung, and many of our many of our quarterly and tri-annual journals are publishing their first issues of the year around this time. We also had some exciting updates, new releases, and redesigns last month. Here’s what’s new from MPublishing: ARKIVOC, the journal of organic chemistry, had 17 new articles posted in March. Michigan Feminist Studies is an interdisciplinary feminist journal published by graduate students at the University of Michigan whose 3 most…

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With Special Guests: Peter DiCola and Amer Ahmed When: Friday April 8th, 7 PM (come after TEDxUofM) Where: University of Michigan North Quad, room 2435 See the acclaimed film Copyright Criminals that takes a hard look at the debate over musical sampling, artistic expression, copyright law, and money. Following the movie there will be a discussion with Peter DiCola and Amer Ahmed. Peter is the co-author of Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital…

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