Next week, the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) and its member presses will celebrate University Press Week! Local and national events are planned to raise awareness about university presses and the contributions they make to scholarship and our society.
Thirty-two university presses will kick off the week with a blog tour, which will run from November 10-14. The tour comes to the IU Press blog on November 11, and we will feature a post on the history of the Press as we look forward to our 65th anniversary next year. Learn more about what other presses will blog about in this University Press Week blog tour schedule.
Then on November 12, the AAUP will sponsor a free online event on Collaboration in Scholarly Publishing from 1-2 p.m. Join moderator Jen Howard, Senior Reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education, for a lively discussion with panelists Ron Chrisman, University of North Texas Press, Peter Dougherty, Princeton University Press, and Barbara Kline Pope, National Academies Press. Ron will be talking about the ornithological collaboration between the Press, the University's Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program, and Chile's University of Magallanes to bring out a decade of research at Cape Horn. Peter will talk about the next stage in one of scholarly publishing's benchmark collaborations: Digital Einstein. And Barbara will talk about working with IU's Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center to bring a visualization of the publishing output of the National Academies to life. Register to attend at Google+.
Later that day, we will host the last session in our fall semester Publishing Your First Book workshop series. Naz Pantaloni, Copyright Program Librarian for IUScholarWorks, and Kristina Keogh, Head of the IU Fine Arts Library, will discuss book permissions from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in room E159 of the Scholars’ Commons. This workshop is geared toward junior faculty and PhD students who are first-time authors. Space is limited. Register to attend this workshop here.
Our final event of the week takes place November 13 from 1-3 p.m in Room R of the Scholars' Commons. In a new initiative launched earlier this fall, we hold office hours every Thursday to help support the scholarship of IU faculty, staff, and students. Staff members are available to answer your questions about publishing on a first-come, first-served basis during their scheduled time.