Celebrate University Press Week

The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) and its more than 130 members will be celebrating the 3rd annual University Press Week from November 9 through 14. University Press Week showcases the unique role AAUP members play in producing high-quality works.

AAUP invites college and research libraries to join in celebrating this scholarship. This year the event will highlight vital collaborative projects spearheaded by university and academic presses with research libraries, scholars, and other universities around the world. The Press-Library Collaboration Report shares conclusions from a 2014 survey.

AAUP’s members will be showcasing examples of projects that highlight the success of collaboration in scholarly publishing, including projects with libraries, in its Collaboration Gallery. The focus on collaboration will culminate in an online discussion on Google+ moderated by Jennifer Howard from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Howard will be joined by Barbara Kline Pope, Executive Director for the National Academies Press and AAUP President, Peter Dougherty, Director of Princeton University Press, and Ron Chrisman, Director of the University of North Texas Press as these three press directors discuss three innovative collaborations that cross the boundaries of nations, institutions, and disciplines. Thirty-two members will also participate in a blog tour beginning Monday, November 10 that will continue throughout the week. Blog tour details are available on the AAUP website.

To help ACRL members participate in the celebration and promote the critical scholarship produced and distributed at our campuses, AAUP has made promotional materials available through a University Press Week toolkit.

– Faye A. Chadwell, Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian and OSU Press Director, Oregon State University