#UPWEEK Day 2: The Future of Scholarly Publishing

It’s day two of University Press Week 2015!

We hope the start to your UP Week has been as great as ours. Today’s theme is “The Future of Scholarly Publishing” and the bloggers have some exciting input!

Indiana University Press director, Gary Dunham, gives his interesting viewpoint.

Oxford University Press provides a blog post by Editorial Director, Sophie Goldsworthy, on broad trends in scholarly publishing.

George Mason University Press writes a blog post on a global survey of digital tools used in scholarly communication and research workflows.

The University Press of Colorado writes an intriguing post reflecting on their 50th anniversary this year, and what the future might hold for them and the UP community in general.

The University Press of Kansas director depicts how he sees the future of scholarly publishing.


UNC Press writes a post from John McLeod, director of the Office of Scholarly Publishing Services.

West Virginia University Press gives a reflection on the value of acquisitions work and the meaning of curating and gatekeeping in the digital era.

John Hopkins University Press provides commentary from editorial director, Greg Britton.

Fordham University Press writes an exquisite piece titled An Intellectual Sense of Purpose: Interdisciplinarity, Collaboration, and the Futures of University Press Publishing by Richard Morrison, Editorial Director.

The University Press of Georgia writes a post on how university presses are picking up the slack left by trade publishers because of their aversion to risk when it comes to niches in nonfiction publishing.

As for our immediate future, here are a few of our favorite titles coming out this spring!

The Birds of Opulence

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Blackberries, Blackberries and Water Street UKY01 Birds of Opulence Selected.inddcomes an astonishing new novel. A lyrical exploration of love and loss, The Birds of Opulence centers on several generations of women in a bucolic southern black township as they live with and sometimes surrender to madness. Crystal Wilkinson offers up Opulence and its people in lush, poetic detail. It is a world of magic, conjuring, signs, and spells, but also of harsh realities that only love—and love that’s handed down—can conquer. At once tragic and hopeful, this captivating novel is a story about another time, rendered for our own.


The Chicago Freedom Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. and Civil Rights Activism in the North

In this important volume, an eminent team of scholars and finley.final.inddactivists offer an alternative assessment of the Chicago Freedom Movement’s impact on race relations and social justice, both in the city and across the nation. Building upon recent works, the contributors reexamine the movement and illuminate its lasting contributions in order to challenge conventional perceptions that have underestimated its impressive legacy.


Conversations with Classic Film Stars:Interviews from Hollywood’s Golden Era

UKY02 Classic Film Stars R1.inddIn Conversations with Classic Film Stars, retired journalists James Bawden and Ron Miller present an astonishing collection of rare interviews with the greatest celebrities of Hollywood’s golden age. Conducted over the course of more than fifty years, they recount intimate conversations with some of the most famous leading men and women of the era, including Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Joseph Cotten, Cary Grant, Gloria Swanson, Joan Fontaine, Loretta Young, Kirk Douglas, and many more

Be sure to check back in tomorrow to see what other UP’s are up to for tomorrows theme: UP Design!

Until then, #ReadUP!

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The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.

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