Presses

Pirates vs. University Presses

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Entire scholarly books are starting to appear -- without permission -- on Web sites that flaunt their violation of traditional copyright laws.

Farewell to the Printed Monograph

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U. of Michigan Press plans dramatic move in scholarly publishing, shifting to a digital model -- with hopes of being able to increase production of important, non-commercial research.

Change or Die?

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At meeting of scholarly presses, directors trade stories about layoffs, consider ways to better connect themselves to their universities and hear some dire warnings.

Brand New, Again

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University libraries are teaming up with presses to scan and reprint rare books from their collections.

Survival -- Through Open Access

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Utah State University Press, which faced threat of elimination, will continue to operate as a scholarly publisher, but with a new model.

A College Press Run By Undergrads

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A Vermont college creates a publishing enterprise for students, by students.

The Research Trust

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Think of it as Oprah’s Book Club for scholars.

Academics may cringe at the comparison, but that is essentially the idea behind the Oxford Bibliographies Online: Someone you trust telling you what, among endless options, you should read -- in classics, criminology, Islamic studies, social work, or any of the other 50 areas of study the Oxford University Press plans to add to the new online reference guide by the end of 2015.

SMU Suspends Its University Press

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Southern Methodist University is suspending the operations of its university press -- a move that has angered faculty members and other supporters of the institution's publishing arm.

Control of a Beloved Book

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Some in academic publishing think the latest twist in the story of Black Elk Speaks amounts to poetic justice. Others see a sign of just how vulnerable their industry is these days. In either case, this is the story of a book that is much loved and whose fate has been much debated.

Abandoning an Experiment

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Rice U. shuts down its digital university press -- going against recommendations of outside reviewers. With 2 other presses closing, some see growing vulnerability for small outfits.

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