#UPWeek Day 2: The Future of Scholarly Communication


 We made it to Day 2 of University Press Week! A big thanks to everyone who’s been sharing, tweeting, and learning with us. Today’s theme (you may have surmised) is the future of scholarly communication. If you read the article we shared from The Economist yesterday, you know that there has been and continues to be LOTS of change in scholarly publishing (and trade publishing for that matter too).

Today’s blog tour looks a bit more in depth at some of the challenges of our changing publishing landscape, but also highlights some of the amazing new initiatives, partnerships, and strategies University Presses are capitalizing on for the future.

  • Over at Harvard University Press, Jeffrey Schnapp, faculty director of metaLAB (at) Harvard and editor of the new metaLABprojects book series, talks about the experimental scholarship that drives the metaLAB series. http://harvardpress.typepad.com/
  • In California, Alan Harvey, Press Director at Stanford University Press, discusses the challenges presented by new technologies in publishing, and how the industry model is adapting to new reading-consumption habits. http://stanfordpress.typepad.com
  • Historian Holly Shulman, editor of The Dolley Madison Digital Edition and the forthcoming People of the Founding Era, published by the University of Virginia Press, looks at the need for university presses to adapt to new technologies, while acknowledging the difficulties of doing so. http://www.upress.virginia.edu/blog/
  • Robert Devens, Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the University of Texas Press, gives his take on the future of scholarly communication. http://utpressnews.blogspot.com/
  • For Duke University Press, Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Duke University, writes on the slow future of scholarly communication. http://dukeupress.typepad.com
  • Dani Kasprzak, an editor at University of Minnesota Press, shares one of UMP’s new initiatives. http://www.uminnpressblog.com/
  • Alex Holzman at Temple University Press explores the partnerships university presses and libraries can forge as the means of communicating scholarship evolves. http://templepress.wordpress.com/

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