University Press Week 2013: Blog Tour Day 5

University Press Week 2013
University Press Week Blog Tour concludes today with posts on the theme of The Global Reach of University Presses. Today’s posts:

  • Princeton University Press: Peter Dougherty, Press director, writes about the importance of foreign language translations to the future of university press economic health and fulfillment of our missions.
  • NYU Press: Chip Rossetti, managing editor of the Library of Arabic Literature (LAL), will discuss the new LAL series, an ambitious international project which comes out of a partnership between NYU Press and NYU Abu Dhabi.
  • Johns Hopkins University Press: From book translations to international marketing and the growth of Project MUSE into many different nations, the JHU Press can’t help but think beyond the borders of the United States.
  • Columbia University Press
  • University of Wisconsin Press: Press director Sheila Leary profiles the publishing career of Jan Vansina, one of the founders of the field of African history (rather than colonial history). His innovative seven books with the University of Wisconsin Press from the 1960s to the present have continually broken new ground, influencing the historiography of Africa and several related disciplines.
  • Georgetown University Press: Discusses how Georgetown University Press gives its readers the tools they need to have a global reach themselves through their foreign language learning materials, international career guides, and international affairs titles.
  • Yale University Press: Ivan Lett writes on recent transatlantic collaboration of US-UK marketing initiatives for Yale University Press globally published titles, series, and digital products.
  • Indiana University Press: Discusses their Mellon-funded Framing the Global project, which supports scholarly research and publication that will develop and disseminate new knowledge, approaches, and methods in the field of global research.

See links to posts from blog tour day 1.

See links to posts from blog tour day 2.

See links to posts from blog tour day 3.

See the UNC Press feature post from editorial director Mark Simpson-Vos and links to other posts from blog tour day 4.

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