Last week I posted a very brief announcement about JSTOR and eBooks.Â I’ve since been emailed this more thorough press release.
January 11, 2011 â€“ New York, NY â€“ Five of the nationâ€™s leading university presses â€“ Chicago, Minnesota, North Carolina, Princeton, and Yale â€“ are at the forefront of a new effort to publish scholarly books online as part of the non-profit service JSTOR.Â Their books, representing ground-breaking scholarship across the humanistic, social, and scientific disciplines, are expected to be available in 2012. Continue reading “Books at JSTOR”
Reposted in full from the NYU Press blog, From the Square
The team of directors spearheading a university press-branded consortium to sell collections of ebooks to academic librariesâ€”Steve Maikowski, New York University Press; Eric Halpern, University of Pennsylvania Press; Alex Holzman, Temple University Press; and Marlie Wasserman, Rutgers University Pressâ€”is pleased to announce a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for $47,000, to be used to advance the venture toward its fall 2011 launch. Fifty-five university presses have expressed a strong interest in participating in this project. Managers at many of these presses understand that the separate efforts of individual presses are an inefficient solution to the challenge of disseminating university press ebooks to academic libraries. By working together to achieve efficiencies of scale, presses that join the consortium will put the needs of the scholarly community as a whole at the top of the agenda. Continue reading University Press eBook Consortia
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