Being part of a large public university is a constant reminder that education is about transformation. Students are changed by their time here, by their encounters with new ideas and with others who are different from themselves. Faculty are changed by their teaching, by their research and writing, and by their interactions with students and colleagues.
We find ourselves in a transformative time, with new challenges presented
daily by the COVID-19 situation. In March, the Press responded to the state’s shelter-in-place order by immediately moving the entire staff to telecommuting, and we are adapting our processes to that remote
working environment. We continue to work with authors in developing their projects and moving them through the stages of production, as well as attending to marketing and promotion. We are dedicated to serving the best interests of our authors, editors, and scholarly society partners as we navigate these troubled waters.
We are also dedicated to assisting our readers during this time. To that end, the Press has enabled open access to book and journal content on multiple platforms to aid study, teaching, and research.
Through June 30, 2020, the Press is providing free access to a wide selection of our journals through JSTOR and Project MUSE. Offerings include key journals in the fields of music, civil rights, ethnic history, Mormon studies, sports, and many other topics.
Our e-books are being made openly available to libraries on two platforms. We have added all backlist e-books to JSTOR’s collection of 37,000 titles from 83 publishers. This enormous scholarly resource is available to JSTOR-participating institutions that formerly did not have access to these titles. Institutions that register with JSTOR can access this collection for free through June 30, 2020. We are also participating in Oxford’s University Press Scholarship Online trial access program.
In these challenging and changing times, we are committed—in concert with many of our peer presses— to making changes in ways that meet the needs of students and scholars. Opening this content is one way of helping to make distance learning and teaching easier and more seamless. If there is a resource you need that hasn’t been included, please reach out. We are here to help.
Laurie Matheson, DMA