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Expanding the number of ways readers can access University of Michigan Press titles, the Press has joined Books at JSTOR, an initiative launching in June 2012 that will bring more than 20,000 ebooks to JSTOR’s expansive collection of online academic resources. JSTOR is already the go-to source for accessing scholarly journals online and also houses digital versions of more than one million primary sources. To date 22 publishers are on board for Books at JSTOR…

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MPublishing has hosted the online version of Feminist Studies since 2009. This journal publishes research and criticism that address theoretical issues and offer analyses of interest to feminist scholars across disciplines. It features theoretically sophisticated essays that make an original contribution and advance interdisciplinary scholarship regarding women and/or gender. This week, the amount of Feminist Studies content that we make available online increased dramatically: we just released thirty years worth of back content (1972-2002), or 1,117 previously…

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MPublishing is pleased to announce a new open access book series, Groves Monographs on Marriage and Family. This annual edited series is based on the Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, which focuses on the leading edges of theory development and empirical research in the field of family studies. The first volume, Social, Economic, and Environmental Justice for All Families, draws on material from the 2007 Groves Conference on Marriage and Family, which was held in Detroit….

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There are potentially thousands of “orphan works” in the U-M Library collection that are in-copyright, digitized, and preserved works in the HathiTrust Digital Library–yet remain unavailable because copyright holders cannot be found or contacted. The Orphan Works Project, which began last month, has just announced that U-M Library will make any identified orphan works available to U-M Library users via the HathiTrust so that they are searchable, viewable, and accessible. From the press release: The…

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I had the opportunity to meet Michael Ullyot, assistant professor of English at the University of Calgary, last week when we both attended the annual Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) at the University of Victoria. While I spent the week trying to wrap my head around data analysis, Michael was diving in to the fundamentals of text encoding, and eager to get his hands on some EEBO-TCP texts and start experimenting! He’s written a really…

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This Fall, digitalculturebooks will be releasing its first book in the new Digital Humanities Series. The purpose of this series is to “feature rigorous research that advances understanding of the nature and implications of the changing relationship between humanities and digital technologies.” MPublishing was able to sit down with one of the series editors and Professor of Humanities in the English Department at Wayne State University, Julie Thompson Klein, to discuss her own digital humanities…

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May was a busy month–here’s what’s new at MPublishing: The second issue of the Trans-Asia Photography Review was published at the beginning of the month. In collaboration with Hampshire College, we launched this open access journal last September. The second issue continues to highlight both the history and the current state of photography in Asia. This issue includes essays, such as “John Thomas Gulick (1832-1923) — Pioneer Photographer in Japan,” curatorial projects (selections of photography…

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