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First Annual University Press Week

University Press Week highlights the extraordinary work of university presses and their many contributions to culture, the academy, and society.

In 1978, at the centennial of university of press publishing in the US, Jimmy Carter proclaimed a "University Press Week." As the AAUP celebrates its 75th year, and as university presses around the world enter a new era, it seemed right to celebrate with a new, ongoing, University Press Week.
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Thank you!

Congratulations to all who participated in the inaugural University Press Week, November 11-17, 2012. Read below for a summary of news, endorsements, and many illuminating projects highlighting the accomplishments and impact of university presses.

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University Press Week 2013
We're pleased to announce the dates for University Press Week 2013: November 10-16! Put it on your calendar and check back soon for news of 2013 activities and materials.

Media Roundup
The spark of University Press Week reached far and wide, lighting up headlines and blogs across the country. A compilation of these articles is now available in our University Press Week News Roundup. Read More >

A Special Message from Former US President Jimmy Carter
On the occassion of University Press Week 2012, Jimmy Carter offered a comment on the continuing value of University Presses. Read More >

UP Week Blog Tour
In the spirit of collaboration that pervades the university press community, 26 AAUP member presses hosted a blog tour. Bloggers included authors, book review editors, university press staff members, booksellers, and university press advocates. Start with the very first post at the Harvard UP blog, follow the Digital Digest's daily round-ups, or view the full schedule.

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(*and Digital!)
What better way to celebrate the real value of AAUP member's daily work than by showcasing that exemplify their contributions to the academy and an informed society. Fine Print* (and don't forget the digital!) is an online gallery of more than 100 such books, journals, online collections, and reference works.

The slideshow is a browser's delight—click through to view the entire show.

Mapping Our Influence
AAUP often talks about the impact that our member presses have on the world around them, from their local communities to points across the globe. Using Google's Custom Maps and a University Press Week iconographic key, many presses have developed a geographic representation of just what we mean when we talk about this influence. View the full Mapping Project here, or click through the index map below.


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