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The University of Michigan, in collaboration with more than 50 other academic libraries and the Educopia Institute, has joined a two-year project (2013-2014) to create the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC). The project emerged from conversations between Purdue University, the University of North Texas, and Virginia Tech regarding the need for a community dedicated to advancing the field of library publishing. The University of Michigan will play an integral role in the design and implementation of…

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MPublishing is pleased to announce the first issue of the Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems (JSAIS), a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes scholarly articles on all aspects of information systems. JSAIS is the official publication of the Southern Association for Information Systems. The editors of JSAIS seek for the journal to be open, in all senses of the word: Accessible online at no cost to the reader Free of overly dense, academic…

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Last semester we introduced a series of workshops for graduate students interested in learning about various aspects of publishing. We’re happy to report that the series is bigger and better for the Winter 2013 term. Use the links below to register for sessions. If you have questions regarding the series or suggestions for future workshops, please contact mpublishing@umich.edu. Graduate Student’s Guide to Publishing Thursday, February 7, 2013, 3-4PM This session will address issues that face…

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Happy New Year from all of us in Publishing Production! While we’re busy prepping content and getting excited for what’s to come in 2013, take a look at what we published in the last month of 2012: The Journal of Anthropological Research released issue 68.4. This issue features new articles on topics ranging from language to identity to cultural heritage; as well as fifteen new book reviews. This publication is available in full to subscribers only,…

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MPublishing is pleased to announce the availability of the International Institute Journal, an open-access serial produced jointly by the University of Michigan’s International Institute (II) and Center for International and Comparative Studies (CICS), and published online by MPublishing at the University of Michigan Library. The II Journal is published twice a year, and includes features on cultural change, language, literature, communications technology, political and economic development, human rights, and global security. It aims to be…

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MPublishing is pleased to announce the availability of Music & Politics, an open-access online journal publishing since 2007. In partnership with MPublishing, the full run of Music & Politics is freely available online under a CC-BY-NC-ND license. This peer-reviewed journal publishes two issues per year on topics including the impact of politics on the lives of musicians, music as a form of political discourse, and the influences of ideology on musical historiography. In addition to…

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If you’ve been shopping our site through the holiday season and into the new year, you may have noticed a few changes. We recently completed a relaunch of the University of Michigan Press website, with a new design, improved features, and additional search and browsing options that will help you find just the book you’re looking for. In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be rolling out even more features and improvements to the site….

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Here in Ann Arbor, the new semester is just starting. As we settle into 2013, let’s take a moment to review some of our accomplishments in the last year… 2012 by the numbers: 23 instruction sessions on copyright, digital publishing, and scholarly communication 312 tweets from @M_Publishing 4,229 new EEBO-TCP texts published this year, bringing the total number of EEBO-TCP texts to 44,419 6,643 page views on our research guides 9,932 unique visitors to publishing.umich.edu…

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Last week, the Library of Michigan announced the 2013 Michigan Notable Books. Two of the twenty Notables were published by the University of Michigan Press: The Kirtland’s Warbler: The Story of a Bird’s Fight Against Extinction and the People Who Saved It by William Rapai, and The Boy Governor: Stevens T. Mason and the Birth of Michigan Politics by Don Faber. Selected from two hundred nominated titles, the 2013 Michigan Notable Books, the Detroit Free Press notes, ”spotlight…

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