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November 12, 2013

University Press Week Blog Tour - Future of Scholarly Communication

Posted by: Susan Mai

The University Press Week blog tour continues today with several presses examining the future of scholarly communication:

Duke University Press features Priscilla Wald, Duke University Professor of English and Women's Studies, who writes about the slow future of scholarly communication.

Over at Harvard University Press, Jeffrey Schnapp, Faculty Director of metaLAB (at) Harvard and editor of the new metaLABprojects book series, blogs about the emerging currents of experimental scholarship for which the series provides a platform.

Alan Harvey, Director of Stanford University Press, discusses the challenges presented by new technologies in publishing, and how the industry model is adapting to new reading-consumption habits.

Temple University Press Director, Alex Holzmann, explores the partnerships university presses and libraries can forge as the means of communicating scholarship evolves.

Associate Editor Dani Kasprzak discusses a new University of Minnesota Press initiative, the Forerunners series, marking UMP entry into gray literature publishing.

Robert Devens, Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the University of Texas Press, blogs about new ways to share scholarship.

And finally, the University of Virginia Press features Holly Shulman, editor of The Dolley Madison Digital Edition and the forthcoming People of the Founding Era, who looks at the need for university presses to adapt new technologies, while acknowledging the difficulties in doing so.

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