“Conservatives of all people should be appalled by the disdain shown for tradition, the life of the mind, and the past itself exhibited by Bevin and his fellow Kentucky Republicans. As I write this, among the many volumes forthcoming from the University of Kentucky Press is a 300-page collection of the letters of Russell Kirk, precisely the sort of project that would be ruinous for any mainstream publisher to undertake no matter how many units the latest Kardashian sisters cookbook shifts.”
The University of Chicago Press recently issued a two volume narrative history of the United States that is freely available online and reasonably priced ($30) in paperback.
As someone who’s responsible for my college’s history collection (and a former history teacher) I’m both impressed and excited for the future. These sorts of quality and reasonably priced offerings from scholarly presses (see also MIT Press) bode well for the future of scholarly publishing.
Check it out HERE.
Does your institution have an institutional repository? If not, should you? Routledge has made some great new scholarship on institutional and subject repositories freely available until September 30, 2016. These articles provide a great look at many of the issues (practical and otherwise) surrounding institutional repositories in higher education.
A nice post by Kathleen Fitzpatrick talking about academic style, citations, and the newest edition of the MLA Handbook.
One of the many ways that libraries help to preserve the memories, documents, and other artifacts that sustain human communities is through preservation. In an increasingly digital world, issues of digital preservation are vital. Here’s one way that several universities are working together to help preserve our collective heritage.