Pioneering Innovative Publishing Partnerships

Upweek-logo-2013Welcome back to the University Press Week blog tour! Today we feature a guest post by Journals Acquisitions Editor Erich Staib and Project Euclid Manager Mira Waller. We have selected Project Euclid as our submission to the gallery of university press innovations, Ideas Unbound. Below they explain why. The blog tour begins today at MIT Press, where Editorial Director Gita Manaktala writes about the possibilities of the web MIT Press authors are using for scholarship, finding newly mediated ways to teach, conduct research, present data, and engage with various publics.Then head to Texas A&M University Press. Next University of Georgia Press features their Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation series. At University of Pennsylvania Press, acquisitions editors discuss the foundations and future of some of the press's key subject areas. And then go to University of Toronto Press for a diiscussion of their Medieval and Renaissance Studies lists. And finally, at Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Cheryl Lousley, editor of the Environmental Humanities series, writes about the engagement of environmental issues through the humanities disciplines, such as literature, film, and media studies.


Euclid logoAt times it
can be easy to forget that a university’s library and press are of the same
family. Bridging the gap between their differing, and long-established, cultures
and operations can be tricky at best. Add inter-institutional cooperation into
the mix and finding a way for the two to partner productively seems even more elusive.
Project Euclid is not only a successful inter-institutional venture between
Cornell University Library and Duke University Press, it is a-one-of-a-kind,
discipline-specific publishing platform, and, therefore, is our innovation
pick for University Press Week.


By providing
both a feature-rich online hosting service and a growing collection of curated
content, Project Euclid is uniquely able to support all types of mathematics
and statistics publications. This includes well-established journals with
substantial circulation, smaller journals with fewer resources, open-access
publications, monograph series, and digitized book collections.

The end
result is a vibrant online information community for independent and society publishers.

is a bright signal to the scholarly communication community of what is
achievable when two diverse academic institutions come together and work
collaboratively to leverage their complementary strengths.

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