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Continuing our celebration of Open Access Week, we are excited to announce the release of two more titles from Open Humanities Press: New Materialism: Interviews & Cartographies by Rick Dolphijn and Iris van der Tuin Series: New Metaphysics Terror, Theory and the Humanities edited by Jeffrey R. Di Leo and Uppinder Mehan Series: Critical Climate Change Open Humanities Press is an international Open Access publishing collective specializing in critical and cultural theory. OHP was formed…

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We are proud to announce that Alix Keener, our Digital Production Assistant here at MPublishing and an MSI student at the UM School of Information, has been awarded a DLF Forum Fellowship. The fellowship provides generous financial assistance for attendance at the DLF Fall Forum (November 3-5, 2012 in Denver, CO), an important opportunity to meet digital library professionals and learn about the latest developments in the field. Alix joined MPublishing in June 2010, and…

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With Open Access Week now in full swing, we’re proud to announce that Writing History in the Digital Age has been approved for publication as part of the University of Michigan Press’s open access imprint digitalculturebooks. The collection, a born-digital, openly reviewed volume of essays about the interactions between the discipline of history and new digital tools for research and teaching, is currently available at http://writinghistory.trincoll.edu. Co-editors Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki discuss the official…

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Aphrodisias is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Greek and Roman periods in Turkey, famous in antiquity for its sanctuary of Aphrodite and its virtuoso sculptors. Excavations at Aphrodisias have been carried out since 1961 and have revealed an unusually well-preserved and picturesque ancient town, which makes an indelible impression on visitors and brings the civic culture of the Graeco-Roman world vividly to life. In tandem with the publication of their book Aphrodisias…

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The University of Michigan Library invites you to celebrate Open Access Week, October 22-28, 2012. Open Access Week provides an opportunity to explore the benefits of open access to scientific research for both the academic community and the greater good of society. The open access movement advocates for free online access to scholarly work in the service of advancing scholarship worldwide. All events take place in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery. Refreshments will be served….

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In partnership with the University of Michigan Center for the History of Medicine, we are proud to announce the release of The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia, documenting the experiences of 50 diverse communities in the United States in fall 1918 and winter 1919 when influenza took the lives of an estimated 675,000 Americans. The encyclopedia contains more than 50,000 digitized pages–correspondence, minutes of organization and group meetings, reports from agencies and…

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As Banned Books Week comes to a close, take a moment to consider reading a “banned classic.” A number of classic works of literature that were once banned or challenged books can be purchased from our Espresso Book Machine. The list of public domain “banned classics” includes Jack London’s The Call of the Wild (1903), Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle (1906), Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899), and D. H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers (1913) and Women…

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September was an exciting month for new releases in MPublishing:  Dr. Chuck Severance’s Python for Informatics in iBooks, a new issue of the Journal of Electronic Publishing, and the launch of The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1919: A Digital Encyclopedia.  As if that weren’t enough, here is what else we released in September: The Journal of Anthropological Research released issue 68.3. This issue features seventeen book reviews, in addition to seven new articles. This publication is available in full to subscribers only, but…

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The Press congratulates Sara Fitzgerald, whose Elly Peterson: “Mother” of the Moderates just received a 2012 State History Award in the category of Publications: University and Commercial Press. The award was presented at the Historical Society of Michigan’s 138th Annual Meeting and State History Conference, which was held Sept. 28-30 in Monroe, Michigan.


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This post was written by Emily Hamstra, Learning Librarian at the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, in celebration of Banned Books Week. During Banned Books Week, we spend a lot of time talking about organizations and individuals who pull books from the shelves of schools, libraries, bookstores, and homes. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about the role of publishing in censorship. Banned Books Week allows us to reflect on the effects of censorship, and…

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