“Lecture” by uniinnsbruck
Speaker: Doug Armato, the ghost of university presses past, University of Minnesota Press
The first book published at a university was in 1836 at Harvard. The AAUP began in 1928 when UP directors met in NYC to talk about marketing and sales for their books. Arguably, UP have been in some [...]
ER&L sweets & swag
Speakers: Michael Levine-Clark & Christopher C. Brown
In Dec 2008, they added all the print and ebooks for university press publisher A, and the duplication is primarily in the frontlist. They did the same for an STM publisher B in Jan 2009.
The have gathered circ data that is compiled [...]
Speaker: Paul Duguid
Unlike the automotive brand wars, tech brand wars still require a level of coordination and connectivity between each other. Intel, Windows, and Dell can all be in one machine, and it became a competition as to which part motivated the purchase.
The computer/tech supply chain is odd. The most important and difficult [...]
This book tries to be funny about librarians and libraries, but it has not aged well. [...]
I’m starting over on the 50 Book Challenge. Last year I read 23 books. This year I hope to get closer to my goal. To assist in that, I’m trying to change the way I read books.
For most of my life, reading a book meant reading the book cover-to-cover in one go. I don’t [...]