Happy University Press Week! Help us celebrate university presses November 8-12. Since 2012, members of the Association of University Presses have participated in an annual celebration of University Presses. Following the example of the first University Press week, proclaimed by US President Jimmy Carter in the summer of 1978, this event recognizes the impact that a global community of university presses has on every one of us.
This year’s theme for UP Week is “Keep UP.” This is meant to celebrate the many ways university press publishing has evolved and excelled over the last decade.
The #UPweek blog tour starts today featuring the theme Manifesto. Visit the following press blogs to learn what manifesto means to them:
Temple University Press: An overview of how Temple University Press has evolved over its history
MIT Press: A staff picks list from MIT Press staff members featuring their favorite books from other University Presses
Manchester University Press: A discussion of what University Presses mean to MUP staff
University of Toronto Press: A conversation with Jodi Lewchuk on the future of scholarly publishing
Bucknell University Press: A guest blog post by Bucknell UP author Manu Chander
University Press of Kansas: A summary of editorials written by UPK advocates showing their support during their state review earlier this year