Advocacy Tools: Making Use of Influence Maps

In the fall issue, we featured a wrap-up of University Press Week activity across the membership; in summer, discussed how the University of Arizona Press reaches their campus community; in spring, how the University Press of Mississippi created a press advocacy campaign aimed faculty and the reading public. Continuing the theme of press advocacy—that is, becoming more visible and vital to your home institution and other constituents—in this issue we take a closer look at presses who have made use of their Influence Maps as a successful promotional tool. Full article >


The Digital Digest: The Listening Tour Goes South

Since the beginning of his tenure in March 2013, AAUP director Peter Berkery has been visiting member presses as part of a "listening tour" to introduce himself to the community, accelerate his learning curve, and create an opportunity for in-depth exploration of the ways in which the organization might help university presses embrace the challenges and opportunities presented by a rapidly changing landscape—in publishing and in the academy. While it appeared the tour would wind down in the summer, it has continued ... Full article >


Library-Press Collaboration Report

The work of three successive AAUP Library Relations Committee (LRC) came to fruition this January with the publication of a report from our Library-Press Collaboration Survey. Full article >


Whiting Residency 2013

Once again, the Whiting Residency program, with generous funding from the Mrs. Giles F. Whiting Foundation, allowed a number of staff from AAUP member presses the opportunity to visit and learn from colleagues at other presses. The 2013 grantees completed exchanges in production, contracts, and general operations. Full article >



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