Thursday, October 17, 2013

UPM Announces Partnership with UPSO

The University Press of Mississippi is pleased to announce a new partnership with University Press Online Scholarship. Pairing with UPSO ensures that scholars globally have yet another path to discover UPM titles. 

Mississippi Scholarship Online will bring together the best of University Press of Mississippi's scholarly publishing. Launching in March 2014, Mississippi Scholarship Online will make available over 200 titles across 6 subject areas: Film, Television and Radio, History, Literature, Music, Society and Culture, and Sociology.

UPM Director Leila Salisbury sees accessibility and the ability to disseminate scholarly work as widely as possible as two keys to the success of the modern publisher. “The University Press of Mississippi is delighted to become a part of the UPSO platform so that we may further broaden the ways in which we serve scholars and students. We are proud to serve our readers with books in print and a variety of electronic formats, and taking advantage of Oxford’s large network and expertise in electronic publishing is a natural next step in our ongoing growth.” 

University Press Scholarship Online brings together the best scholarly publishing from around the world. Aggregating monograph content from leading university presses, UPSO offers an unparalleled research tool, making disparately published scholarship easily accessible, highly discoverable, and fully cross-searchable via a single online platform. Research that previously would have required a user to jump between a variety of books and disconnected websites can now be concentrated through the UPSO search engine.

“While not officially divulged in the UPSO information online, I’ll share this, gleefully, with readers of our blog.University Press of Mississippi is the dominant and the first university press publishing in comics studies,” said Steven Yates, UPM assistant director and marketing director.

“Fittingly Mississippi’s seminal and robust contribution to that area of scholarship required that Oxford open up a whole new sub-category under literature: comics studies. I don’t believe I have ever felt more tangibly UPM’s groundbreaking edginess as I did when advancing and arguing the cause of comics studies before a mighty and venerable press such as Oxford. Somewhere in comics-ville, Krazy Kat and Ignatz Mouse jut triumphant fists airward! And they’re both wearing UPSO/MSO tee shirts.”

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