Miscellany

Public Access to Scholarship

The Office of Science and Technology Policy has just released the comments received on its request for information on the preservation of and public access to federally-funded research. AAUP submitted comments reiterating support for the core principals and recommendations of the June 2010 Scholarly Publishing Roundtable report (PDF). The OSTP undertook this request for information in order to begin addressing the public access requirements of the America COMPETES Act. This process may help inform both the legislative and public debate surrounding the recently introduced Research Works Act (RWA) and a potential reintroduction of the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA).

2012 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

Judging for the 2012 AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show was held in the AAUP Central Office in New York January 26-27, 2012. Approximately 226 books, 300 jacket and cover designs, and 4 journals were submitted; 49 books, 30 jackets and cover designs, and 1 journal were selected by the jurors as the very best examples from the excellent pool of design. The final list of selected entries can be found on the AAUP website.

2012 AAUP Directory

The latest AAUP Directory, an essential reference for anyone involved in scholarly publishing, is now available in both print and electronic versions from the University of Chicago Press.

2012 Annual Meeting

The 2012 AAUP Annual Meeting will be held June 18-20 at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. Program updates and announcements can be found on the Annual Meeting Facebook page and Twitter feed (#AAUP12).