What's New? Upcoming feature development, a recent launch, some works-in-progress, and a new addition to our team

Feature Development

A diagram of the development roadmap for the remainder of the year

Our development team has been working hard to implement a few new features, including hypothes.is, an open-source annotation tool. This tool will launch with the forthcoming Lever Press title History of Chronology by Stefan Tanaka in the next few weeks. We are working to update our website to include a more detailed development roadmap, so stay tuned!

National Museum of Japanese History (Rekihaku)

In late March 2019, we published an open access essay collection from the National Museum of Japanese History (or popularly known as Rekihaku in Japan) titled Integrated Studies of Cultural and Research Resources. The ISCRR project approaches Japanese historical resources from the perspective of interdisciplinary studies in the humanities and sciences using information infrastructure. Be sure to check it out on Fulcrum!

ACLS HEB Oplontis Volume 2

We are working hard on the upcoming release of Oplontis Villa A (“of Poppaea”) at Torre Annunziata, Italy, Volume 2: The Decorations, Stucco, Pavements, Sculptures, edited by John R. Clarke and Nayla K. Muntasser. This is the second of four volumes devoted to the archaeological discoveries made at the Villa A site at Oplontis (Torre Annunziata, Italy). These titles are open-access and exclusively offered in the ACLS Humanities E-Book collection on Fulcrum. You can view the first volume on Fulcrum.

A New Team Member

We are excited to welcome Matt Naglak to the Fulcrum team! Matt will be working as the Rackham Graduate Public Engagement Fellow from May - August 2019. His work will focus on market research to understand the needs, constraints, and wishes of the authors and readers who will use this platform, and the libraries and publishers that are adopting it as well as collaboration with the development team to inform the development of features such as geospatial mapping/data and usage/impact reporting.

The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) at ACRL

A photograph of Emma DiPasquale and Lanell White at the Fulcrum + U-M Press EBC Booth at ACRL

In April, a few team members travelled to Cleveland to represent Fulcrum and the UMP EBC at ACRL. The University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection, which launched in January 2019, is available on Fulcrum, where you can check out sample open access titles. For more information about the UMP EBC and how to purchase the collection, please visit https://www.press.umich.edu/librarians. With questions concerning the collection, please email Lanell White, Director of Sales and Marketing, at lejames@umich.edu.

Where to Find Us

Library Publishing Forum|May 9-10, Vancouver, BC

Society for Scholarly Publishing|May 29-31, San Diego, CA

  • Open Source Bazaar: Owned by the Community, Ensuring Independent, Open Infrastructure in the Age of Acquisitions (Pre-Meeting Seminar)
  • Interactive Scholarly Works and Enhanced eBooks: Challenges and Emerging Solutions

AU Presses|June 10-13, Detroit, MI

Come visit us at the Michigan Publishing Booth (#39)!

ALA|June 20-25, Washington D.C.

Come visit us at the LYRASIS Booth (#733)!