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Fulcrum is a publishing platform currently under development that helps publishers present the full richness of their authors' research outputs in a durable, discoverable, and flexible form.

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By adopting an agile development approach and working in partnership with the Hydra open source community, Fulcrum is responsive to the changing needs of digital scholars.



Built on research university library infrastructure specifically designed to curate digital objects, Fulcrum is a trusted steward committed to preservation and stability.



Interoperable with other publishing tools and integrated into the information supply chain, Fulcrum ensures that content is discovered by readers and impact is tracked.

A rich integration of digital objects with books

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Cover for Director's Prism: E.T.A. Hoffman and the Russian Theatrical Avant-Garde

The Director's Prism: E.T.A. Hoffman and the Russian Theatrical Avant-Garde

Dassia N. Posner

Northwestern University Press, 2016

The Director's Prism investigates how and why three of Russia's most innovative directors— Vsevolod Meyerhold, Alexander Tairov, and Sergei Eisenstein—used the fantastical tales of German Romantic writer E. T. A. Hoffmann to reinvent the rules of theatrical practice. Fulcrum allowed Northwestern University Press to publish video clips of theatrical productions, an audio file, and additional full color images that can be viewed in more detail with Fulcrum's image viewer.

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Cover for Canoes: A Natural History in North America

Canoes: A Natural History in North America

Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims

University of Minnesota Press, 2016

Canoes: A Natural History explores the cultural history of one of North America's totemic artifacts, featuring canoes old and new, from birch bark to dugout to carbon fiber; the people who made them; and the adventures they shared. Fulcrum allowed University of Minnesota Press to make all the images in the book available for more detailed viewing and investigation, while preserving these digital objects and their associated metadata in a repository environment.

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Cover for Animal Acts: Performing Species Today

Animal Acts: Performing Species Today

Una Chaudhuri and Holly Hughes

University of Michigan Press, 2014

Animal Acts is a unique collection that explores the fields of animal studies and performance studies, highlighting the areas where these two fields overlap in surprising, provocative, and insightful ways. Eleven stories by solo performers are accompanied by commentary from scholars and artists. Fulcrum allowed the University of Michigan Press to publish video excerpts of several of the performances discussed in the book.

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Cover for A Song to Save the Salish Sea: Musical Performance as Environmental Activism

A Song to Save the Salish Sea: Musical Performance as Environmental Activism

Mark Pedelty

Indiana University Press, 2016

In this book, Mark Pedelty explores Cascadia's vibrant eco-musical community in order to understand how environmentalist music imagines, and perhaps even creates, a more sustainable conception of place. Fulcrum enabled Indiana University Press to make available several music videos and songs by well-known musician and environmental activist Dana Lyons.

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