In October we were excited to announce our partnership with University Press Online Scholarship to create Mississippi Scholarship Online. And now we are excited that Mississippi Scholarship Online is now live and operational.
Mississippi Scholarship Online (MSSO) makes almost 200 key UPM titles available online in XML format on one single, user-friendly, state-of-the-art platform for the first time. With the addition of UPM titles, the total number of titles available at UPSO is almost 15,000.
Additionally, befitting our reputation as a preeminent publisher of comic and graphic novel criticism, MSSO has created a brand new ‘Comic Studies’ sub-discipline to UPSO’s Literature subject.
And to celebrate the launch of MSSO, a selection of chapters from some of our key titles have been made free and available for one month. Read chapters from the books selected by just following this link and choose from a selection of six books.
But may we suggest to celebrating this Music Monday with a chapter from Phillip Ratcliffe’s Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues. The chapter “Rediscovery and Sweet Success" is available in it's entitery here. This chapter describes the rediscovery of Mississippi John Hurt by aspiring young guitar player Tom Hoskins. It covers Hoskins' search for Mississippi John Hurt; the contract drawn up between Hurt and Music Research Incorporated, covering management and recording, and signed on March 15, 1963; Hurt and his wife's move to Washington D.C.; and Hurt's increased popularity during the winter of 1963–64.