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AAUP 2011

June 2-5



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In This Issue
Welcome to AAUP 2011
Program Updates
Featured Speaker: Marybeth Peters
Sustaining Scholarly Publishing
Hotel Deadline
You're in the Ballpark

Welcome to AAUP 2011

You are receiving the premier issue of the AAUP 2011 Registrants Newsletter. This newsletter will provide periodic updates, news, and tips to help you make the most of your attendance at AAUP 2011. You can expect notice of program updates, information about speakers and special events, links to reports and white papers relevant to session topics, and much more. We also encourage all attendees to join the AAUP 2011 program committee on Facebook, where a lively conversation is getting us all in gear for the meeting: http://www.facebook.com/aaup.annualmeeting


Program Updates 

The Program Committee and session chairs continue to fine-tune the program for AAUP 2011. The latest program update of April 15 includes a number of schedule revisions, added speakers, and enhanced session descriptions. One highlight of the program is a new session being developed on the exciting new e-book collections platforms that have been recently launched:


New Session Friday, June 2 at 3:30 pm   

"Selling to Libraries: The New E-book Aggregation Options"

Faced with shrinking budgets and limited space, libraries need new ways to acquire the books their patrons want and need. Publishers must figure out a tenable model to meet this demand. Several new aggregators have emerged to offer collections of university press e-books on highly functional platforms to the library market. In which aggregations should publishers choose to participate? Which ones will libraries choose to buy? What's the difference between subscription and perpetual access? What do libraries want and how can presses provide it in a way that supports their own sustainability? A librarian from a major university and representatives from Project MUSE/UPCC, JSTOR, Oxford Scholarship Online, and Cambridge Scholarship Online will be on hand to answer questions and provide backup as Fredric Nachbaur gives a comparative overview of the new aggregation options now available for scholarly monographs.


Download the latest AAUP 2011 Program


Featured Speaker: Marybeth Peters

Marybeth Peters is the recently retired United States Register of Copyrights, a position she held from 1994 until December 31, 2010. The Register heads the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress, which both records U.S. copyrights and provides policy expertise to Congress and the executive branch on matters of copyright legislation.


Peters has also served as policy planning adviser to the register, acting general counsel of the Copyright Office, and as chief of both the Examining and Information and Reference divisions prior to her appointment as registrar. She is a member of The Copyright Society of the U.S.A., the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, the U.S. chapter of the Association litteraire et artistique internationale, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, and the International Technology Law Association.


Now is a time of immense change in copyright regulation and expectations for intellectual property protections. Peters will speak to the AAUP 2011 annual meeting about "The Past and Future of Copyright" on Friday, June 3, at 1:45 PM.  


Sustaining Scholarly Publishing 

In March, AAUP released "Sustaining Scholarly Publishing: New Business Models for University Presses," the much-anticipated report from our Task Force on Economic Models for Scholarly Publishing. The report provides meat for many of the discussions that will be held in Baltimore, and we urge attendees to read it in advance of AAUP 2011.


The AAUP report is also the location for an ongoing dynamic conversation about its case studies, conclusions, and recommendations at MediaCommons Press. MediaCommons has generously posted the report in CommentPress where readers can actively take part in debates and commentary.


Download the PDF: http://aaupnet.org/resources/reports/business_models/aaupbusinessmodels2011.pdf 

Or read and comment online: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/mcpress/sustaining/


Hotel Deadline

Just a reminder to book your rooms at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront before Thursday, May 5! That's the deadline to book at the conference rate of $209/night.


Make your reservation online today!  


You're in the Ballpark 

Baltimore is a storied baseball town--the home of Babe Ruth and the roots of the NY Yankees are here, and those are just the better-known legends. Camden Yards is a great place to catch a game, and--luckily for AAUP attendees--the Orioles are playing at home during our conference. You can watch the O's take on the Toronto Blue Jays June 3-5. Tickets can be purchased at the stadium or in advance. You can purchase tickets at the stadium or in advance here: http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/ticketing/singlegame.jsp?c_id=bal.


While in Baltimore, fans can also tour the Camden Yards stadium and visit the Sports Legends Museum. (Book tours in advance as they do sell out.)


orioles encyclopediaFor the scholarly minded baseball fans

amongst us, Johns Hopkins University

Press has three books to whet your

appetite for Baltimore: The Orioles

Encyclopedia: A Half Century of History

and Highlights by Mike Gesker (2009); The

Baltimore Elite Giants: Sport and Society

in the Age of Negro League Baseball by

Bob Luke (2009); and Baseball in

Baltimore: The First Hundred Years by

 James H. Bready (1998).


books for understanding

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