In March 2015, University of Michigan Press received $899,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a project entitled “Building a Hosted Platform for Managing Monographic Source Materials.” The proposal was for a suite of activities to be conducted over a period of three years (April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2018) with the end deliverable being a publishing platform built on the Samvera / Fedora framework, to be made available open source reuse as well as in the form of a hosted for-fee solution. In April 2018 the Press received an additional $1,000,000 from the Foundation to further expand and sustain the platform, now known as “Fulcrum,” over an additional two years (April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2020). Fulcrum aims to address both the “companion website” problem (an increasing demand from authors for a way of presenting research data alongside their books) and provide infrastructure to enable long form presentations of digital scholarship (the monographs of the future?) to be published. More information can be found at