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In Publishing Services, we do our best to advocate for the broadest access to scholarship. Each year our list of open access titles grows longer, our partnerships broader, and the voices we publish stronger. With Open Access Week well under way, we thought we’d take the time to highlight some of the great open access scholarship being produced by the University of Michigan community and published by Michigan Publishing Services.   Maize Books   The…

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Spring has been a busy time around Michigan Publishing. Michigan Publishing Services has been hard at work preparing new  journals, books, volumes, issues, and articles. In case you missed any, here is a recap of our Spring publications. New Books Hillel at Michigan, 1926/27-1945 by Andrei S. Markovits and Kenneth Garner |  An in-depth analysis of the founding decades of a major Hillel chapter and study of the organization’s challenges trying to represent all Jewish students…

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Michigan Publishing is proud to announce the addition of Media Industries, a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that supports critical studies of media industries, institutions, and policies worldwide, to our journals program. First launched in 2014, Media Industries was established to fill a void for scholars seeking to understand the significance of transformations in the media landscape. Today, the journal remains a critical venue dedicated to the rich and diverse literature emerging in the field of media…

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“As of this writing, the future is murky,” Jessica Litman begins the final chapter of Digital Copyright, first published in 2001. “A wholesale reconceptualization of copyright law seems unlikely. Inertia may be the most powerful of all natural forces.” This was the beginning of what some were calling the Digital Millennium. In 1998, Congress had passed the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, a book length piece of legislation designed to enhance the legal and technological control of copyright…

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Michigan Publishing is proud to announce the inaugural volume of Dialectic, a scholarly journal of thought leadership, education and practice in the discipline of visual communication design and the official journal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Design Educators Community. Dialectic seeks to publish scholarship, analytical study and criticism that will enlighten and inform a diverse audience of design educators engaged both inside and outside the classroom. Drawing on the theoretical frameworks of…

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Michigan Publishing is proud to partner with the Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT) to publish Integrating Family Planning into Medical Education: A Case Study of St. Paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC), Addis Ababa. This case study chronicles the integration of pre-service training in contraception and comprehensive abortion care into the medical school and OBGYN residency training program at SPHMMC. It showcases the key elements that were crucial in the successful implementation of…

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Today, Hillel has grown into the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. But it had humble origins. Hillel at Michigan 1926/27-1945: Struggles of Jewish Identity in a Pivotal Era provides the first in-depth analysis of the founding decades of a Hillel chapter and the organization’s surprising roots in the Midwest. Following a close examination of the extant copies of the Hillel News, Markovits and Garner explore the triumphs and tribulations of an organization founded…

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In 2016, Maize Books published Looping Detroit: A People Mover Travelogue, by Nick Tobier. This week, Tobier and his newest book were featured on Living Writers, a WCBN radio program hosted by T. Hetzel. Looping Detroit is a compilation of observations made by writers and artists, invited to ride the People Mover and ruminate on one of its thirteen stops. From Grand Circus Park to Greektown to Joe Louis to Time Square and back to…

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We are proud to announce two new additions to our Maize Books imprint, Portals: A Treatise on Internet-Distributed Television, by Amanda D. Lotz, and Life Writing in the Long Run: A Smith & Watson Autobiography Studies Reader, by Sidonie Smith & Julia Watson. Life Writing in the Long Run gathers twenty-one essays by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, written in collaboration or solo, and published over the last quarter-century. It includes the introductions to their five edited…

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The University of Michigan Press/Michigan Publishing is proud to announce the launch of new video content on its publishing platform, Fulcrum. Animal Acts: Performing Species Today, a multidisciplinary anthology, is the first book from University of Michigan Press to have material on Fulcrum. The book examines how personal anecdotes about animals influence our understanding of what it means to be human. Eleven leading theater artists share their stories in this collection, and the writing—which explores race,…

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