North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook: Second Edition, Available Now

Distributed by UNC Press for the NC State Extension, the national award winning North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook by Kathleen A. Moore and Lucy K. Bradley is available now in a new second edition. Developed especially for Master Gardener volunteers and home gardeners, the book is a primary source for research-based information on gardening and… Continue Reading North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook: Second Edition, Available Now

AUPresses Receives NEH Grant to Study Impact of Open Access on Print Sales

The Association of University Presses (AUPresses) has been awarded a Level I Digital Humanities Advancement Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to study the effect of open digital editions on the sales of print monographs. The grant will support a study led by John Sherer, director of the University of North Carolina Press and… Continue Reading AUPresses Receives NEH Grant to Study Impact of Open Access on Print Sales

UNC Press Open Access Vision and Policy

“In an effort to clarify and explain the reasons behind our Open Access (OA) positions, we are publishing our Open Access Vision and Policy Statement. OA has multiple dimensions and means different things to many people, so we expect and encourage feedback and dialog. You can write to our director John Sherer (john.sherer@uncpress.org) or tweet… Continue Reading UNC Press Open Access Vision and Policy

Here Come the OA History Monographs

Today we welcome an update from John Sherer on the Sustainable History Monograph Pilot. This Mellon-funded pilot is being led by UNC Press, utilizing its shared platform at Longleaf Services. ### As we enter the second year of our three-year pilot, the pace is quickening. The Sustainable History Monograph Pilot (SHMP) is a Mellon-funded initiative… Continue Reading Here Come the OA History Monographs

Just published: The first book in a new open-access series, Studies in Latin America

The University of North Carolina Press, the Institute for the Study of the Americas and the UNC University Libraries have just published the first title in their collaborative open-access series, Studies in Latin America. Tropical Tongues: Language Ideologies, Endangerment, and Minority Languages in Belize by Jennifer Carolina Gómez Menjívar and William Noel Salmon is expected… Continue Reading Just published: The first book in a new open-access series, Studies in Latin America

John Sherer: The Cost to Publish a Monograph Is Both Too Low and Too High

The danger with the numbers in this report is that they describe how much it costs presses to put a book into the marketplace using our conventional model. But in order to produce an edition that is openly available in digital format, our activities would look very different. Continue Reading John Sherer: The Cost to Publish a Monograph Is Both Too Low and Too High