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[BOAI] New Publishing Opportunity at the University of California

From: Peter Suber <peter.suber AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 8 Dec 2009 22:22:33 -0500


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[Forwarding from the University of California Press.  --Peter Suber.]


For Immediate Release:                                   For More
Information:



*December 8, 2009*

*
*

*Laura Cerruti*, Director of Digital Content Development

University of California Press

2120 Berkeley Way, Berkeley CA 94704

510) 643-9793, laura.cerruti AT ucpress.edu



*Catherine Mitchell*, Director, Publishing Group

California Digital Library

300 Lakeside Drive, 7th floor

Oakland, CA  94612

510-587-6132,  catherine.mitchell AT ucop.edu


New Publishing Opportunity at the University of California

UC Press and the California Digital Library announce publishing services
initiative

* *

*OAKLAND, Calif. =97 December 8, 2009 =97*University of California Press an=
d the
California Digital Library are pleased to announce the official launch of a
collaborative publishing venture, *UC Publishing Services (UCPubS). *UCPubS
offers a suite of open access digital and print publication services to
University of California centers, institutes, and departments that produce
scholarly books. By coordinating the publishing efforts of UC Press, the
California Digital Library=92s eScholarship program, and publishing partner=
s
throughout the UC system, UCPubS provides a sustainable publishing model
that extends the University=92s capacity to disseminate its scholarship to =
the
world.

Building on current publishing activities, UCPubS enables organizations suc=
h
as the Townsend Center at UC Berkeley and the Higher Education Research
Institute at UCLA to focus on scholarship rather than on distribution, sale=
s
and web platform development. =93Campus partners immediately recognize the
benefits of this program as it solves so many of the logistical challenges
they face as small publishers,=94 according to Laura Cerruti, Director of
Digital Content Development at UC Press.  These challenges include reaching
a broader public by increasing print sales and gaining access to new market
channels; streamlining peer review and manuscript production; reliable
preservation of digital publications; and tracking usage and sales of
publications. =93The program seeks to enable greater visibility of
UC=96affiliated research while reducing duplication of effort and cost,=94
Cerruti added.

With this shared resource model,* *campus publishing partners* *are
responsible for selection of content, peer review, editing, design, and
composition. eScholarship* *provides* *open-access digital publishing, peer
review and manuscript management tools, and preservation. University of
California Press* *handles printing (using print-on-demand technology),
sales and distribution of print publications, and online marketing for both
print and digital publications.  =93For the University Press and the Librar=
y,
it is a mutually beneficial partnership, enabling us to amplify our capacit=
y
to serve our institution in ways that neither one of us could do as
effectively alone. Combining eScholarship=92s open access platform with UC
Press=92s commercial distribution capacity brings two seemingly divergent
models together as a flexible solution to monographic publishing needs at
UC,=94 says Catherine Mitchell, Director of the Publishing Group at the
California Digital Library.

UC Press and the CDL have embarked on this collaborative publishing venture
in response to compelling research revealing the vibrant publishing activit=
y
across the UC campuses and the need for systemwide services to support such
activity. =93UCPubS gives us access to the considerable expertise, capacity=
,
and scale of both UC Press and the CDL, which allows our authors to reach a
worldwide audience=97both in print and online=97that would be difficult for=
 us
to reach on our own,=94 Nathan MacBrien, Director of the Global, Area, and
International Archive, said.

Several partners are already using UCPubS services: The Bancroft Library, U=
C
Berkeley <http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/>; California Academic Partnership
Program (CAPP) <http://www.calstate.edu/CAPP/>; The Earl Warren Institute 
o=
f
Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity, UC Berkeley School of Law; The Townsend
Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley <http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu/=
>;
Global, Area, and International Archive
(GAIA)<http://escholarship.org/uc/gaia>;
Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA
<http://www.heri.ucla.edu/>; Regional
History Project at the University Library, UC Santa
Cruz<http://library.ucsc.edu/reg-hist/>;
and the UCLA Graduate Student Association. Yet the program=92s benefits are
greater than the sum of its parts. By placing valuable research in a UC
context and a global conversation, UCPubS is an important piece in UC=92s
broader effort to ensure a sustainable scholarly publishing system in
support of its research and teaching enterprise.

More at: http://escholarship.org/publish_ucpubs.html

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the University of Californi=
a Press. =A0--Peter Suber.]=A0</p>

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latino"><br></span></p><p 
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Immediate Release: 
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=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0<span 
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ly:Palatino"> For More Information:</span></p>

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latino">=A0</span></p>

<p style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><b><span 
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>=A0</span></p><p 
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"font-family:Palatino"><b><br>
</b></span></p><p 
style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style=3D=
"font-family:Palatino"><b>Laura Cerruti</b>, Director 
of Digital Content
Development</span></p>

<p style=3D"text-align: left;margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; 
margin-lef=
t: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; "><span 
class=3D"Apple-style-span" style=
=3D"font-family: Palatino; ">University of California 
Press</span></p>

<p style=3D"text-align: left;margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; 
margin-lef=
t: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; "><span 
style=3D"font-family:Palatino">212=
0 Berkeley Way, Berkeley CA 94704</span></p>

<p style=3D"text-align: left;margin-top: 0in; margin-right: 0in; 
margin-lef=
t: 0in; margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; "><span 
style=3D"font-family:Palatino">510=
) 643-9793, <a href=3D"mailto:laura.cerruti AT ucpress.edu" 
target=3D"_blank">=
laura.cerruti AT ucpress.edu</a></span></p>


<p style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span 
style=3D"font-family:Pa=
latino">=A0</span></p>

<p style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span 
style=3D"font-family:Pa=
latino"><b>Catherine Mitchell</b>, Director, Publishing
Group</span></p>

<p style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span 
style=3D"font-family:Pa=
latino">California Digital Library</span></p>

<p style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span 
style=3D"font-family:Pa=
latino">300 Lakeside Drive, 7<sup>th</sup> 
floor</span></p>

<p style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span 
style=3D"font-family:Pa=
latino">Oakland, CA</span>=A0<span 
style=3D"font-family:Palatino"> 94612</s=
pan></p>

<p style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">510-587-6132,=A0 
<a href=3D"m=
ailto:catherine.mitchell AT ucop.edu" 
target=3D"_blank"><span style=3D"font-fa=
mily:Palatino">catherine.mitchell AT 
ucop.edu</span></a></p>

<p 
style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:200%"><span style=
=3D"font-size:15.0pt;line-height:200%">=A0</span></p>

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style=3D"margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;text-align:c=
enter;line-height:150%"><span 
style=3D"font-size:15.0pt;line-height:150%;fo=
nt-family:Palatino">New Publishing Opportunity at the University of 
Califor=
nia </span></h1>


<p style=3D"margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">UC Press
and the California Digital Library announce publishing services initiative<=
span 
style=3D"font-family:&quot;Times&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">=A0</span> <=
/p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:150%"><b><span 
style=3D"font-si=
ze:10.0pt;line-height:150%;font-family:Palatino">=A0</span></b></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:150%"><b><span 
style=3D"font-fa=
mily:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">OAKLAND,
Calif. =97 December 8, 2009 =97</span></b><span 
style=3D"font-family:&quot;=
Times New Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">University of 
California Press and=
 the California Digital
Library are pleased to announce the official launch of a collaborative
publishing venture, <span><b><span 
style=3D"font-family:&quot;Times New Rom=
an&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:windowtext">UC Publishing 
Services (UCPubS=
). </span></b></span>UCPubS
offers a suite of open access digital and print publication services to
University of California centers, institutes, and departments that produce
scholarly books. By coordinating the publishing efforts of UC Press, the
California Digital Library=92s eScholarship program, and publishing
partners throughout the UC system, UCPubS provides a sustainable publishing=
 model
that extends the University=92s capacity to disseminate its scholarship to
the world.</span><span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&qu=
ot;serif&quot;"></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:150%"><span style=3D"font-famil=
y:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Building
on current publishing activities, UCPubS enables organizations such as the
Townsend Center at UC Berkeley and the Higher Education Research Institute =
at
UCLA to focus on scholarship rather than on distribution, sales and web
platform development. <span><span 
style=3D"font-family:&quot;Times New Roma=
n&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:windowtext">=93Campus 
partners immediately =
recognize the benefits of
this program as it solves so many of the logistical challenges they face as
small publishers,=94 according to Laura Cerruti, Director of Digital
Content Development at UC Press.=A0 These challenges include reaching a
broader public by increasing print sales and gaining access to new market
channels; streamlining peer review and manuscript production; reliable
preservation of digital publications; and tracking usage and sales of
publications. =93The program seeks to enable greater visibility of
UC=96affiliated research while reducing duplication of effort and
cost,=94 Cerruti added.</span></span></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:150%"><span style=3D"font-famil=
y:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><span 
class=3D"Apple-style=
-span" style=3D"font-family: arial; "><span><span 
style=3D"font-family:&quo=
t;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:windowtext">With this 
share=
d
resource model,<b> 
</b></span></span><span><span 
style=3D"font-family:&quot=
;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:windowtext">campus 
publishin=
g partners<b> </b>are
responsible for selection of content, peer review, editing, design, and
composition. eScholarship<b> </b>provides<b> 
</b>open-access digital
publishing, peer review and manuscript management tools, and preservation.<=
/span></span><span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;s=
erif&quot;"> <span><span 
style=3D"font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,&=
quot;serif&quot;;color:windowtext">University of
California Press<b> </b>handles printing (using print-on-demand 
technology)=
,
sales and distribution of print publications, and online marketing for both
print and digital publications.=A0 =93For the University Press and the
Library, it is a mutually beneficial partnership, enabling us to amplify ou=
r
capacity to serve our institution in ways that neither one of us could do a=
s
effectively alone. Combining eScholarship=92s open access platform with UC
Press=92s commercial distribution capacity brings two seemingly divergent
models together as a flexible solution to monographic publishing needs at
UC,=94 says Catherine Mitchell, Director of the Publishing Group at the
California Digital 
Library.</span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:150%;text-autospace:none"><span=
><span style=3D"font-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;c=
olor:windowtext">UC Press and the
CDL have embarked on this collaborative publishing venture in response to
compelling research</span></span><span 
style=3D"font-family:&quot;Times New=
 Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">
revealing the vibrant publishing activity across the UC campuses and the ne=
ed
for systemwide services to support such activity<span><span 
style=3D"font-f=
amily:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:windowtext">. </s=
pan></span>=93UCPubS
gives us access to the considerable expertise, capacity, and scale of both =
UC
Press and the CDL, which allows our authors to reach a worldwide
audience=97both in print and online=97that would be difficult for us to
reach on our own,=94 Nathan MacBrien, Director of the Global, Area, and
International Archive, said.</span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal" 
style=3D"line-height:150%"><span><span 
style=3D"font=
-family:&quot;Times New 
Roman&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:windowtext">Sev=
eral partners are already
using UCPubS services: <a href=3D"http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/" 
target=3D"=
_blank"><span 
style=3D"color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">The Bancroft =
Library, UC Berkeley</span></a>;
<a href=3D"http://www.calstate.edu/CAPP/" 
target=3D"_blank"><span style=3D"=
color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">California Academic Partnership 
Prog=
ram (CAPP)</span></a>;
The Earl Warren Institute of Race, Ethnicity, and Diversity, UC Berkeley Sc=
hool
of Law; The<a href=3D"http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu/" 
target=3D"_blank=
"><span 
style=3D"color:windowtext;text-decoration:none"> Townsend Center 
fo=
r the
Humanities, UC Berkeley</span></a>; <a 
href=3D"http://escholarship.org/uc/g=
aia" target=3D"_blank"><span 
style=3D"color:windowtext;text-decoration:none=
">Global, Area, and International
Archive (GAIA)</span></a>; <a 
href=3D"http://www.heri.ucla.edu/" target=3D"=
_blank"><span 
style=3D"color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">Higher Educat=
ion Research
Institute at UCLA</span></a>; <a 
href=3D"http://library.ucsc.edu/reg-hist/"=
 target=3D"_blank"><span 
style=3D"color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">Re=
gional History Project at the
University Library, UC Santa Cruz</span></a>; and the UCLA Graduate 
Student
Association. Yet the<span><span 
style=3D"font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&=
quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:windowtext"> program=92s benefits 
are greater=
 than the sum of its
parts. By placing valuable research in a UC context and a global conversati=
on</span></span>,
UCPubS is an important piece in UC=92s broader effort to ensure a
sustainable scholarly publishing system in support of its research and teac=
hing
enterprise.</span></span></p>

<p class=3D"MsoNormal"><span 
style=3D"font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quo=
t;,&quot;serif&quot;">More at: <a 
href=3D"http://escholarship.org/publish_u=
cpubs.html" 
target=3D"_blank">http://escholarship.org/publish_ucpubs.html</=
a></span></p>


<p 
class=3D"MsoNormal"><br></p></div></div></div>

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