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The Publishing Services & Outreach group of MPublishing is delighted to welcome two new librarians to its ranks. Meredith Kahn is our new Publishing Services & Outreach Librarian. In this role, Meredith will develop, manage, and promote new and existing publishing services to meet the needs of the University of Michigan community and beyond. She looks forward to productive and fulfilling collaboration with fellow librarians and faculty members on campus. Prior to joining MLibrary, Meredith…

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Ari Friedlander, who has been Outreach Coordinator for the Text Creation Partnership since July 2010, has accepted the position of Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. For the last year, Ari has served as the face of the TCP, representing our work to current and future partners, writing press releases and blog posts, presenting at conferences, raising money to keep the TCP going, and of course, persistently building up…

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Four MPublishing staff attended Tools of Change for Publishing 2011: Publishing Without Boundaries earlier this month. Here is a roundup of what each of us found most interesting, provocative, and relevant to our work in university-based digital publishing. Kevin Hawkins Head, Digital Publishing Production There was a lot of buzz at TOCCON 2011. ¬†During the two days of the conference, a number of major announcements were made: Borders Group, Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, Apple…

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We’re pleased to share two pieces of news regarding the professional activities of MPublishing staff: Karen Hill, Assistant Director of the University of Michigan Press has been named to a three year term on Project Muse’s inaugural Book Publishing Working Group.¬† The group will provide Project Muse with input on initiatives and developments especially as they relate to Ebook publishing. Melissa Levine, Lead Copyright Office, has been accepted into the 2011 class of the Frye…

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