Thousands of Reasons to Celebrate: Announcing University Press Week 2012

During the summer of 1978, US President Jimmy Carter proclaimed a University Press Week. 1978 marked the centennial of university press publishing in the United States, and half a millennium since the first book printed in Oxford (arguably the beginning of university press publishing in the world). Full article >

   

Data to Grow On: The Statistics and Surveys of AAUP

University presses are notable because of their number and variety of sizes and interests. This is one reason why cooperative efforts work so well here: members are as curious about how other university presses operate as they are generous with their own experiences. These cooperative traditions have fostered not only the Association itself, but, over the years, other opportunities to share and educate in the name of good publishing—residencies, workshops, discussion lists, and more. Full article >

   

A More Fluid Publisher: Report from TOC 2012

For somebody who has been knee deep in e-books, XML-first workflows, and the development of a container-agnostic publishing strategy for the past couple of years, the sixth annual O'Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing (TOC) Conference, held in New York City on February 13-15, 2012, was an exciting way to connect with the people and ideas on the digital cutting edge. Full article >

   

Humanities Advocacy Day 2012

In tight budget years, the work of the National Humanities Alliance (NHA) becomes even more important. As the federal budget has seen drastic cuts to discretionary domestic spending, the NHA has spearheaded advocacy efforts to maintain and protect the federal agencies and programs that support the humanities. Full article >

   

Ruling Issued on Georgia State University Lawsuit

The statement below was originally issued on May 18, 2012—a week after Judge Evans issued her ruling on the long-running Georgia State University copyright case. AAUP has been tracking the case from its beginning in 2008, collecting further documentation in the Policy Areas section of our website, here. Full article >

   

A Licensing Solution for All: AAUP and CCC Offer New Discount Program

In March 2012, AAUP was very pleased to announce a referral partnership with Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC) for the RightsLink® service. This CCC service is an easy-to-use licensing solution, enabling rightsholders to offer permissions wherever content is located: hosted on a website, mobile application, or third-party aggregator. AAUP's members can now implement RightsLink to protect copyrighted assets and earn revenue from their online content at a discounted rate. Full article >

   

Miscellany

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