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It has been several years since the Text Creation Partnership has held an update at the American Library Association’s Annual Meeting, and we look forward to reviving the tradition this June. If you will be in Anaheim, we hope you will join us for an afternoon reception, as we celebrate reaching the milestone of 40,000 texts in EEBO-TCP, and look ahead to the future of the project. The program will include: updates on the status…

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MPublishing is pleased to announce the release of Human Figurations, a new journal supported and sponsored by the Norbert Elias Foundation. Norbert Elias has been recognized as one of the greatest sociologists of the twentieth century. He is most famous for his theory of ‘civilizing processes’, but his ambitious vision for the scope of the social sciences extended to the whole development of human society from its earliest origins, including the long-term growth of knowledge and the sciences. Elias…

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The Gayle Morris Sweetland Center for Writing, the University of Michigan Press and MPublishing are pleased to announce the launch of the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative (DRC). The Collaborative has two dimensions: it is a book series that will publish born-digital and digitally enhanced texts focused on the intersections between technologies and communications (teaching, writing, reading) and the social, aesthetic, and political contexts where these occur; it is also a community web space by and…

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We are proud to report that Korey Jackson, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at MPublishing, was selected as one of this year’s recipients of the Early Career Award from the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). The award supports attendance at the SSP’s Annual Conference and pairs awardees with mentors in senior management positions within member organizations. As SSP President Terry Van Schaik remarked in a recent press release, “The winners of these 2012 awards, who come from…

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Maurice Sendak (photo: Federico Novaro/flickr cc) Maurice Sendak, the renowned children’s book author best known for Where the Wild Things Are, passed away last Tuesday morning at the age of 83. On a day that included many remembrances and tributes across the literary world, U-M Press author Ellen Handler Spitz (Illuminating Childhood) was a guest on NPR’s Madeleine Brand Show to speak about Sendak’s life and work.


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Along with the University of Michigan Papyrology Collection, we are pleased to announce that the Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Papyrology is now available as a fully encoded online volume. Although the Proceedings has long been available online in PDF format, the entire text is now fully encoded in html. The html encoding will provide functionality far beyond the PDF version, such as:  Hyperlinks are included to both endnotes and outside sources.  Search…

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April showers bring… lots of new publications! Here’s what was on tap for April: The cover of the special Great Lakes issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning (MJCSL) released issue 17.2, the latest electronic back issue from Spring 2011. This issue includes seven new articles, which cover topics from university students’ views on a public service requirement for graduation to building community-university partnerships. MJCSL makes past issues available for free online. Current material (Volume…

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