What's New? A publisher launch, a new series, an update on UMP EBC's COVID-19 response, and more

The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) Launch

We’re excited to announce our latest publishing partner is live on Fulcrum! Founded in 2012, the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) is a partnership of over forty-three institutions committed to transforming research universities to ensure the greatest possible institutional support for arts-integrative research, curricula, programs, and creative practice. a2ru’s collection of educational resources are open access and available here: fulcrum.org/a2ru.

New Titles

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Amherst College, Amherst College Press recently published Amherst in the World, in which a group of scholars and alumni explore the school’s substantial past. Read this open access title on Fulcrum here.

Lever Press recently published two new open access titles: Engineering Manhood: Race and the Antebellum Virginia Military Institute and Faculty as Global Learners: Off-Campus Study at Liberal Arts Colleges.

The University of Michigan Museum of Anthropological Archaeology (UMMAA) recently launched a series of over 200 titles as part of the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC). The series includes dozens of classics on archaeological sites in North America as well as early works on the archaeology of Michigan and Paleoindian sites across the Midwest. Check out the series on Fulcrum here.

Free-to-Read UMP EBC

University of Michigan Press has extended free-to-read access to UMP EBC until the end of August 2020, strengthening its support of students, librarians, and faculty who need ebook access as they continue to transition to online learning and teaching. Additionally, in recognition of the budget constraints that many libraries now face as a result of COVID-19, UMP will also keep UMP EBC prices flat for the 2021 calendar year. For more information about the UMP EBC and how to purchase, please visit press.umich.edu/librarians.

ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection Updates

Our team is working hard to finalize new titles for the collection (to be announced early fall) and development plans for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant. Watch this recent webinar recording for information about the transition to Michigan Publishing, our plans for the grant, and more!