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While campus was quiet and coffee shops were empty, here at MPublishing we were hard at work on a number of projects. One of those efforts was a collaboration with colleagues to improve or create new LibGuides on a range of topics. Our guides now include: Copyright Basics - an introduction to copyright, fair use, and using copyrighted material Obtaining Copyright Permissions - an in-depth guide to obtaining permission to use material in a variety of media…

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While many of our journals are online-only publications, sometimes readers still want the ability to print articles in order to facilitate deeper engagement and long-form reading. Though they can certainly print a copy of the web version of an article, a version typeset for print is more attractive and easier to use in hard copy. Some of our publishing partners already create a typeset version of their publications. Others, however, lack the resources or expertise…

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In April, we announced a project to create a new publishing platform for journal content. The project—now known as mPach—will be a package of tools to enable the publication of open-access journals directly into HathiTrust, as well as allow for integration of popular journal publishing tools such as Open Journal Systems (OJS). MPublishing’s Kevin Hawkins recently gave an invited presentation to staff at the headquarters of the American Theological Library Association on HathiTrust, MPublishing, and mPach. Kevin’s slides are available online,…

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The Copyright Office is pleased to announce that Lisa Hardman, one of our ARL Career Enhancement Program Fellows for 2012, has been named as an ARL Diversity Scholar. Lisa worked with us over the course of last year to create a comprehensive research and action agenda to help libraries make full legal uses of state government documents. Lisa made great headway in a largely uncharted area of law and policy; state application of copyright to their…

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It’s been a fairly quiet month at MPublishing as we head into the dog days of summer. Here’s what we’ve released so far this summer: Human Figurations released Issue 2 of Volume 1, featuring new articles and book reviews. Human Figurations,  a journal on sociology and other disciplines, is one of our newest publications. Philosophy & Theory in Biology–the peer-reviewed open access online journal–released issue 4.4, which includes four new articles. The PTB site also got…

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