Diese Präsentation wurde erfolgreich gemeldet.
Wir verwenden Ihre LinkedIn Profilangaben und Informationen zu Ihren Aktivitäten, um Anzeigen zu personalisieren und Ihnen relevantere Inhalte anzuzeigen. Sie können Ihre Anzeigeneinstellungen jederzeit ändern.
20 January 2015
Peter Berkery
Executive Director
 136 Members
◦ 93 US, with university affiliation
◦ 19 US, with other institutional affiliation
◦ 10 Canadian (Anglophone...
 Initially, attempt to accelerate learning curve
 Evolved into comprehensive conversations
about the state of UP publish...
 Trick question -- there is no typical member!
 Varies by:
◦ Size
◦ Publishing “Mix”
◦ Public or Private
 “system” pres...
 Academic Monographs
◦ “By scholars, for scholars”
 Crossover Monographs
 Regional
◦ Cultural and natural history
 Lit...
 Some Generalizations:
◦ Generally Humanities & Social Sciences
◦ Generally Long-form (fka “books”!)
◦ Respected for Cura...
 Advocacy/Visibility
 Financial Model Under Stress:
◦ Open Access
◦ Channel Disruption
◦ Shifting Library Budgets
 Scal...
 AAUP’s New Strategic Plan
 Research Activities
◦ Largely Mellon Funded
◦ Intended to Build Capabilities Around:
 Conso...
Build membership and foster internal and external
collaborations
◦ Celebrate existing collaborations among members
◦ Incre...
Increase the visibility of our members and their
work through engagement with parent institutions,
funders, policymakers, ...
Conduct research that provides data and analyses
to support advocacy and to inform publishing
operations and new business ...
Provide professional development leadership
training
◦ Inventory and affirm best practices
◦ Promote cross-member educatio...
 Web-based discoverability engine
◦ nap.edu/academy-scope/
 Increase visibility among associations
representing Higher E...
 Recent Mellon Grants – building capabilities:
◦ Pilot expansion of existing distribution business
into publishing servic...
 Networks of Collaboration
◦ Exchange information, ideas, best practices globally
◦ Ex: sharing information on peer revie...
Nächste SlideShare
Wird geladen in …5
×

University Presses: An Overview

1.663 Aufrufe

Veröffentlicht am

Peter Berkery of AAUP was a keynote speaker at the 2015 Academic Publishing in Europe conference. He gave an overview of the AAUP community of publishers, the association's strategic goals, and our roles in the global community of scholarly communications.

Veröffentlicht in: Bildung
  • Als Erste(r) kommentieren

  • Gehören Sie zu den Ersten, denen das gefällt!

University Presses: An Overview

  1. 1. 20 January 2015 Peter Berkery Executive Director
  2. 2.  136 Members ◦ 93 US, with university affiliation ◦ 19 US, with other institutional affiliation ◦ 10 Canadian (Anglophone) ◦ 14 International  Founded in 1947  8 staff  Members must meet eligibility criteria: ◦ Peer review ◦ Commitment to Mission ◦ Sufficient program size
  3. 3.  Initially, attempt to accelerate learning curve  Evolved into comprehensive conversations about the state of UP publishing  Meet with (varies with each visit): ◦ Press directors ◦ Press staff ◦ Administrators ◦ Librarians  70 visits on 4 continents so far
  4. 4.  Trick question -- there is no typical member!  Varies by: ◦ Size ◦ Publishing “Mix” ◦ Public or Private  “system” presses ◦ Funding Mechanisms & Expectations
  5. 5.  Academic Monographs ◦ “By scholars, for scholars”  Crossover Monographs  Regional ◦ Cultural and natural history  Literature ◦ Especially in translation  Poetry  Textbooks  Journals
  6. 6.  Some Generalizations: ◦ Generally Humanities & Social Sciences ◦ Generally Long-form (fka “books”!) ◦ Respected for Curating Discipline-specific Lists  Some Absolutes: ◦ Editorial Process:  Scrupulous peer review  Comparatively extensive editorial & mss development  AAUP membership prerequisite ◦ Commitment to “mission”
  7. 7.  Advocacy/Visibility  Financial Model Under Stress: ◦ Open Access ◦ Channel Disruption ◦ Shifting Library Budgets  Scale (or lack thereof): ◦ Technology ◦ Production ◦ Sales & Marketing  Changes in Promotion & Tenure Process  Challenges to Peer Review
  8. 8.  AAUP’s New Strategic Plan  Research Activities ◦ Largely Mellon Funded ◦ Intended to Build Capabilities Around:  Consortial activity  Bringing UP scholarship to the Open Web  Global Focus
  9. 9. Build membership and foster internal and external collaborations ◦ Celebrate existing collaborations among members ◦ Increase outreach to:  international publishers and associations  libraries and their organizations  scholarly societies  like-minded publishers ◦ Facilitate scaled collaborations to decrease costs and increase capabilities ◦ Find points of common interest with like-minded associations
  10. 10. Increase the visibility of our members and their work through engagement with parent institutions, funders, policymakers, and the reading public ◦ Promote the value of members to the academy and the world ◦ Equip members to communicate our value to local stakeholders ◦ Promote increased funding for higher education and research ◦ Partner with funding organizations to explore new financial models
  11. 11. Conduct research that provides data and analyses to support advocacy and to inform publishing operations and new business models ◦ Collect, analyze, and disseminate AAUP statistical surveys ◦ Facilitate selective environmental scans to identify trends, gaps, and options for new business opportunities and models ◦ Find and disseminate compelling data points and at-a-glance facts and statistics to advocate for presses
  12. 12. Provide professional development leadership training ◦ Inventory and affirm best practices ◦ Promote cross-member education ◦ Develop programs and services that promote essential skills and leadership development
  13. 13.  Web-based discoverability engine ◦ nap.edu/academy-scope/  Increase visibility among associations representing Higher Education constituencies  Increase visibility among government agencies responsible for Humanities funding  Expand membership categories  International sub rights solution  Infrastructure: new website & member collaboration hub  Research, research, research
  14. 14.  Recent Mellon Grants – building capabilities: ◦ Pilot expansion of existing distribution business into publishing services platform (UNC Press) ◦ Electronic portal for art & architectural history content (Yale U Press) ◦ Peer review pilot project for digital content (Stanford U Press) ◦ Open access digital monographs (U California Press) ◦ Mixed-media digital publishing platform (WVU) ◦ More grants pending for Spring cycle  Understanding Monograph Costs  Digitizing Backlists
  15. 15.  Networks of Collaboration ◦ Exchange information, ideas, best practices globally ◦ Ex: sharing information on peer review practices  Networks of Advocacy ◦ Raise awareness of increasingly global policy discussions ◦ Ex: freedom-to-read, anti-piracy, open access  Networks of Commerce ◦ Increase ability to transact business globally ◦ Ex: global sub-rights database

×