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Bess Lomax Hawes, folklorist, singer, and defender of the folk arts, died last week in Portland, Oregon. We are honored to have published Hawes’s 2008 memoir, Sing It Pretty, as part of our Music in American Life series. She is remembered … Continue reading

Salon reviews The Lexicographer’s Dilemma by Rutgers English professor Jack Lynch. Which brings us back to those split infinitives, the most famous of which is spoken by William Shatner in the opening credits of the TV series “Star Trek”: “To … Continue reading

In today’s Dream Job category, we have the University Library at California Santa Cruz seeking to fill the Grateful Dead Archivist position. So: perfect opportunity to sport your Jerry tie, or fashion faux pas?

Last Thursday, Kathleen Kornell (UIP copyright czar) and I attended a copyright primer given by Columbia University’s Kenneth Crews and hosted by the University of Illinois Graduate College and University Library. Crews, who is currently the Director of the Copyright … Continue reading

The University of Michigan Library announces MPublishing, the new uber-publishing initiative that includes the University of Michigan Press alongside other campus units devoted to scholarly communication. The focus of MPublishing will be the development of information communities for well-defined audiences.   Key markets … Continue reading

In the Summer 2008, the University of Illinois Press published a special issue of the Journal of Aesthetic Education featuring discussions of an arts education curriculum project using the work of seventeenth-century Dutch painter, Rembrandt van Rijn, as an online teaching … Continue reading

My friend and former colleague Will Powers died suddenly in August. He was the design and production manager par excellence at the Minnesota Historical Society Press. We’ve seen copious tributes to him since then, and a memorial is planned in … Continue reading

Given the torrent of negative media attention enjoyed of late by the state of Illinois and its flagship university , it’s no surprise that the Onion wanted to get in on the action. No mention of pols, clout, or scandal … Continue reading

The Wired Campus reports on Google’s announcement that it will allow authors and publishers to use Google Books as a distribution channel for books that they license through Creative Commons. Google sez: We’ve marked books that rightsholders have made available … Continue reading

Michael Clarke at The Scholarly Kitchen explains the differences between Twitter and other social networks, analyzing the advantages of Twitter for sharing your message (the aim of scholarly communicators everywhere). There may be 250 million people on Facebook, but most … Continue reading