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We are delighted to announce the release of a brand new digitalculturebooks series: 21st Century Prose. This series celebrates prose that breaks the rules, bends conventions, and reconfigures genre. The following 21st Century Prose titles are now available: Full Metal Jhacket by Matthew Derby Following his celebrated debut collection, Super Flat Times, Matthew Derby delivers a disturbing new set of stories that plunges us into a lonely heartland of misfits, outcasts, and would-be assassins who lurk in…

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The publishing community celebrates University Press Week November 9-16, 2014. University presses provide access to ideas, playing a unique role in fostering scholarship. Each university press has a diverse list of titles, shaped by their history, directors, acquisitions editors, location, and parent institutions. With titles ranging from maritime studies to folklore and field guides, the unique history and culture of the Mitten State and its Great Lakes are traced in print via the publishing activity of our three…

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As the leaves changed colors and fell, we had another very busy month, publishing several new issues and volumes: Trans-Asia Photography Review published a special issue entitled “Photography and Diaspora,” guest edited by Anthony W. Lee. This issue features two curatorial projects: “Yearning for Home: Representation of North Koreans in the Work of Kim Insook” by Young Min Moon and “Traversing Expanses: The Cambodian-American Diaspora Experience in the Work of Pete Pin, Amy Lee Sanford,…

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Michigan Publishing’s first Maize Book, Living in a Law Transformed: Encounters with the Works of James Boyd White, edited by Julen Etxabe and Gary Watt, was published. Along with the release of our first Maize Book we’re especially excited to launch an updated design for the open access versions of our monographs. This new design aims to improve engagement with our book length content on the web through: responsive features that enable users to comfortably read on smartphones, tablets,…

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Michigan Publishing is pleased to announce the first issue of Weave: Journal of Library User Experience. According to the editors, While new jobs are being created for User Experience librarians and some departments are being renamed “User Experience” teams, there is still no comprehensive, rigorous publication for library UX professionals to share with and learn from their colleagues. Weave is intended to fill that gap. Weave helps practitioners and theorists come together to make libraries better. Alongside…

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We are excited to announce a new title from digitalculturebooks, The Media Welfare State: Nordic Media in the Digital Era by Trine Syvertsen, Gunn Enli, Ole J. Mjøs, and Hallvard Moe. This is the sixth book in our New Media World series. The Media Welfare State is the first theoretically-driven book to comprehensively address the central dynamics of the digitalization of the media industry in the Nordic countries – Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland…

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We are excited to announce the release of the Journal of Electronic Publishing‘s special issue titled “Metrics for Measuring Publishing Value: Alternative and Otherwise”. This eclectic issue brings together thoughtful research, reporting, and case studies on new forms of evaluation in addition to invigorating older forms of evaluation with new ideas and perspectives. Articles in this issue cover an update on the state of altmetrics from the Impactstory team, a rubric for the assessment of…

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We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest volume of the Michigan Journal of Sustainability. Volume 2 of the journal has a focus on climate change in unique urban and rural environments, such as Detroit, MI and the Lower Rio Grande Valley along the US-Mexico border. The full table of contents is available online, and all articles are free to read. As the editors mention in their introduction, this volume also marks a transition for…

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Join us for a series of workshops this fall to help students and faculty navigate the complexities of academic publishing. Taught by copyright experts, librarians with advanced degrees in a range of disciplines, and university press acquiring editors, these sessions will demystify the process of finishing your dissertation, transforming it into a book, and publishing books and articles in a variety of academic areas. Use the links below to register. Copyright and Your Dissertation Wednesday,…

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The students are back and the fall semester is in full swing here at the University of Michigan. Here, a look back at what we published in August: Music and Politics released issue 8.1. MP is an open access, peer-reviewed electronic journal first published in 2007 and is published online twice per year. The current Winter 2014 issue features five new articles and a listing of new books on music and politics. The Journal of the Abraham…

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