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We’re proud to announce the latest title from digitalculturebooks, Andrew Herscher’s The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit. The first sustained study of Detroit’s alternative urban cultures, The Unreal Estate Guide to Detroit initiates a new focus on Detroit as a site not only of urban crisis but also of urban possibility. The Guide documents art and curatorial practices, community and guerilla gardens, urban farming and forestry, cultural platforms, living archives, evangelical missions, temporary public spaces,…

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I had a fantastic time as a Forum Fellow at the Digital Library Federation Forum 2012, and am very grateful to DLF for the opportunity.   I was also fortunate to be assigned a mentor: Jenn Riley, the head of the Carolina Digital Library and Archives at the University of North Carolina. Jenn was wonderful about answering all of my questions, from digital preservation, how digital archives work, to how UNC is thinking about digital publishing…

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After the creation of MPublishing as a formal unit in 2009, we are now taking further steps to bring together the robust publishing units at the University of Michigan, now part of the University of Michigan Library. We have now created three cross-unit departments that bring together the vast scholarly and trade publishing experience of the University of Michigan Press with the digital publishing capabilities that were part of the former Scholarly Publishing Office. These…

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We at the Digital Publishing Production unit of MPublishing work with publishing partners at the University of Michigan and around the world to increase access to new and existing academic work. Here’s what’s new for the month of October: Nineteen new and updated articles in ARKIVOC, the free online journal for organic chemistry. Feminist Studies published issue 38.2. From the abstract, “Authors in this issue take up what we call the politics of history and recovery across a…

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