The University Press Week blog tour continues, delivering many wonderful, thought-provoking pieces. Indiana UP, who spearheaded this effort, has been running daily trivia contests; Scott Esposito wrote about literary critic Wayne Booth for the University of Chicago Press blog; MIT Editorial Director Gita Manaktala discussed current shifts in scholarship and reading; Princeton featured a post from the [more...]
We are pleased to have Library Relations Manager Rachel Lee blogging for us as part of the University Press Week blog tour! The tour continues today at University of Hawai’i Press, who will address how university presses extend the global boundary of knowledge. A complete blog tour schedule is also available here.
Why University Presses Matter
by Rachel [more...]
For the second post in our Acquiring Eye series, Executive Editor Chuck Crumly has written about the Ornithology books and journals he has his eye on:
Almost all of us have experienced the delight of watching birds – listening to birds calling mournfully or happily or even unexpectedly, and enjoying their antics. For many, birds are [more...]
Coming right on the heels of the overwhelmingly positive reaction we got for the publication of the second edition of the Jepson Manual, I am pleased to announce The Digital Jepson Manual.
For the first time, University of California Press is offering this resource as an e-book. The Digital Jepson Manual provides an unparalleled new level [more...]
University of California Press is partnering with Oxford University Press to make Scholarly Monographs available via Newly Launched Platform.
Details are on the pdf attached to this link.
If you’re anything like me, you’re rather protective of your inbox, which makes sense when you consider the potential stress associated with a pile of unread emails. If I’m going to add a subscription to my inbox, it had better be for a good reason.
With that in mind, I’d like to bring our eNews program [more...]
This summer not one, but two books about Everett Ruess, the 20-year-old aspiring writer and wilderness explorer who disappeared without a trace in 1934, are being released. One is Philip Fradkin’s Everett Ruess (UC Press), which goes beyond the myth of a romantic desert wanderer to reveal the realities of Ruess’s short life and mysterious [more...]
The British Museum Reading Room, which contains all the books on the Guardian's top 100 list
The Guardian‘s list of the 100 greatest non-fiction books of all time is a fascinating mix of the classic and the arcane. The British newspaper rounded up what they consider to be the very best factual writing, with [more...]
Today, UC Press, along with our distinguished peers at Harvard, Columbia, and Cornell, announced a very exciting initiative with JSTOR to bring scholarly books online. This means that more than 15,000 front and back list titles will be made available at JSTOR—a huge win for scholars, researchers and students everywhere. Read more about this groundbreaking [more...]