Category Archives: all things digital

I’ve been carrying the May 14, 2011, Billboard magazine around with me since one of my Journals colleagues put it in my mailbox. I’m convinced that it somehow tells the future of book publishing. Ed Christman’s Retail Track column includes a table of … Continue reading

The April 8, 2011, issue of The Washington Post includes Rob Pegoraro’s Fast Forward column on the virtues of DRM-free books. The e-book business seems determined to repeat the early mistakes of the music industry with “digital rights management” restrictions. . … Continue reading

The University of Illinois Press is in the early stages of a website overhaul and is seeking feedback from customers and colleagues. Please click here to take the short, quick online survey.

Project Muse announced today that its Project Muse Editions e-books program is teaming up with the University Press e-book Consortium to become the University Press Content Consortium. “This is a great moment,” said Kathleen Keane, director of the Johns Hopkins University Press, … Continue reading

For readers 17 or younger (if we have any): RT @slate: RT @nytimes: kidz diss blogs 4 #fb and #twitter  For those between the ages of 34 and 73: So apparently youngsters are moving in droves to sites like Facebook and Twitter … Continue reading

Project MUSE, a distributor of electronic journal content, will launch Project MUSE Editions in 2011 to sell digital monographs published by academic presses. From the press release: Project MUSE, a leading provider of humanities and social science periodical content for libraries, is very … Continue reading

(Image above is a Twitter template available to University units.) As part of my continuing education as a publicist for the Press, I attended a session on campus yesterday titled Brand U: 2010.  One of the presentations featured the UIUC Office … Continue reading

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported today that Rice University’s press, which became all-digital four years ago, will close in September. The move ends a high-profile experiment in digital university-press publishing. Closed once before, in 1996, the press was reborn in … Continue reading

Yesterday’s Inside Higher Ed update contained links to several posts that mentioned the Librarian of Congress’s release of 3-year exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act on Monday.  As a result of the exemption request process, professors and film and … Continue reading

We’re pleased to announce that six forthcoming titles from our Fall 2010 catalog are available in e-galley form from NetGalley.  Reviewers, librarians, bookstores, and educators can get an early look at the full content of these titles: Hands on the … Continue reading