University Press Week 2014 begins: Day 1, “Collaboration”

UPW-Logo-2014_croppedToday marks the kick-off of the 2014 American Association of University Presses University Press Week blog tour. Over the course of the next five days, more than thirty university presses will be taking part, talking about a particular theme each day. We here at Penn Press will get a turn on Wednesday, but today ten presses are blogging about collaboration. We encourage you to click through and read each post, and come back every day this week to see a round-up of each day's posts.

Duke University Press features author Eben Kirksey on collaboration at the intersection of anthropology and biology.

McGill-Queen's University looks at "Landscape Architecture in Canada," a major national project with support from scholars across the country and published simultaneously in French and English by two university presses.

Project MUSE is the poster child for collaboration in the university press world, resulting from collaboration between a university press and university library.

Texas A&M University Press posts about a new consumer advocacy series they launched this year with the Texas A&M School of Public Health, whose mission is to improve the health of communities through education, research, service, outreach, and creative partnerships.

University of California Press features authors Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Jim Yong Kim and the collaborative work they are doing to fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

University of Chicago Press recounts the first year of the Turabian Teacher Collaborative.

University of Georgia Press explores the New Georgia Encyclopedia (NGE) partnership, which includes the Georgia Humanities Council, UGA libraries, GALILEO, and the Press. The NGE is the state’s award-winning, online-only, multimedia reference work on the people, places, events, and institutions of Georgia.

University of Virginia Press has an account of a collaboration between the Press and the Presidential Recordings Project at the Miller Center to create Chasing Shadows, a book on the origins of Watergate, with a special ebook and web site allowing readers to listen to the actual Oval Office conversations.

University Press of Colorado looks at their colloboration with the Veterinary Information Network on a recent textbook, Basic Veterinary Immunology.

Yale University Press runs a post from Mark Polizzotti, director of the publications program at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in their "Museum Quality Books" series, which consists of guest posts from the knowledgeable, erudite, witty, insightful, and altogether delightful directors of publishing at the museums and galleries with whom they collaborate on books.