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Updates and Highlights for Attendees

AAUP 2011

June 2-5



 Meeting Program 


Hotel & Travel Info 



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Books International  


The Chronicle of
Higher Education






Johns Hopkins 

University Press 




The New York Review of Books 




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BW&A Books 


CM Books


Production and Design Managers Meeting Sponsors


Asia Pacific Offset 


Brady Palmer Printing


Lehigh Phoenix 



In This Issue
New AAUP Website
Orienting Yourself at AAUP 2011
Registration Desk
Pre-Meeting Event Locations
Room Changes
Digital Registration Packet
Exhibitor Prize Drawings
Session Updates
Recommended Reading
Session Recordings
Thursday Activities

Welcome: Issue #5 of the Registrants Newsletter

The AAUP 2011 Registrants Newsletter provides periodic updates, news, and tips to help you make the most of your attendance at AAUP 2011. You can expect notice of program changes, information about speakers, links to reports and white papers relevant to session topics, and much more. If you have recently registered, you can read past newsletters online.


Here We Are! 

It's the day before the meeting and the AAUP staff is already in Baltimore. In this newsletter you'll find essential information for attendees. We hope your travels are safe and we're looking forward to seeing you at AAUP 2011--tomorrow!


AAUP Launches New Website 

Just in time for the Annual Meeting, we have launched a redesigned website to better present AAUP information and resources. We hope you'll explore our new and improved site, but of particular note today is where you'll find AAUP 2011 online: http://aaupnet.org/events-a-conferences/annual-meeting/aaup-2011.


AAUP 2011 Maps and Locations 

Find your way around the conference hotel and off-site event locations with these maps:


Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Floor Maps 


AAUP 2011 Baltimore Map


Registration Desk 

General AAUP Annual Meeting Registration will open at 11:00 AM on Thursday, June 2, in the Grand Ballroom Foyer (3rd floor), and remain open until 6:00 PM. The Registration Desk will be open on June 3 and June 4 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


When you register on-site, don't forget to pick up your "Welcome to Baltimore" gift bag, courtesy of Johns Hopkins University Press. Each will contain a copy of Greetings from Baltimore--a really cool book of vintage postcards, as well as a flash drive pre-loaded with the JHUP AAUP 2011 Baltimore Travel Guide.


Locations for Pre-Meeting Events 

Workshop and Production & Design Managers Meeting Registration will be open on June 2 in the Grand Ballroom Foyer (3rd floor) from 8:00-10:00 AM.


E-Book Marketing Workshop

Time 9:00 AM-4:00 PM  

(breakfast 8:00 AM-9:00 AM in Salons 9/10)

 Location: Salons 7 / 8


Managing Third Party Permissions

Time: 10:00 AM-5:00 PM  

(breakfast 9:00 AM-10:00 AM in Essex C)

 Location: Essex AB


Production and Design Managers Meeting

Time: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM  

(breakfast 8:00 AM-9:00 AM in Salon 5)

 Location: Salons 1-4


AAUP Press Directors Meeting

Time: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM

Location: Kent


Room Changes   

We outgrew our space, so we've had to move a few things around. Corrections and updates to the printed on-site program will be included in your registration packet. Below are room changes of particular note.



Breakfasts and Lunches on June 3 and 4 will be held in the Harborside Ballroom Salon C-E on the 4th floor of the hotel. The Opening Banquet on June 2, and the final breakfast on June 5, will remain in Salon 5 on the 3rd floor.



The Exhibit Hall and Coffee Breaks will be located in Salon 5 of the Grand Ballroom on the third floor (right next to the plenary sessions).

Digital Registration Packet 

As a handy reference, many of the materials that will be included in your on-site registration packet are posted online as well.


Browse the online registration kit 

Exhibitor Prize Drawings 

There are a few updates and corrections to last week's list of prizes being offered by AAUP 2011 Exhibitors:

  • DATE: We published the incorrect date for the drawing. It will be held during the Saturday, June 4, luncheon. 
  • From Advantage Book Binding: custom photo frame box (correction)
  • From Total Printing Systems: Nook Color (correction) 
  • From Book Partners: $500 gift certificate toward short-run digital printing (new)
  • From Four Colour Printing: Free Illustrated book EPUB for iPad ($1,000 value) (new)

See the complete list of Exhibitor Prize Drawings (pdf) 


Session News and Updates

Featured Session: Subrights and the Small Press
Door prizes! Two lucky attendees at "Subrights and the Small Press: Extending Reach, Adding Value, Increasing Revenue," Saturday at 5:00 PM, will win a copy of Selling Rights by Lynette Owen (Routledge, 2010).


About the session: A subrights program can strengthen a press's bottom line, lengthen a book's life, improve the dissemination of scholarship, and enhance the press's reputation around the world. Yet not all presses have the resources to aggressively pursue this. How can smaller presses strategically access the robust potential subrights offers? With this question in mind, panelists will discuss: acquiring and managing resources, the judicious use of agents, ongoing promotional efforts, staffing solutions, efficient workflows, information access, IT solutions, and the subrights program in the larger context of press operations.


Cancelled Session: The Social Press "The Social Press," scheduled for Saturday at 10:45 AM, has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. There are five other sessions scheduled for this time slot, offering topics of interest throughout a press. Browse the Saturday program for more information. 


Recommended Reading

Five Things That University Presses Should Know About Working With Libraries

In the Chronicle Review this week, Leila W. Salisbury (Director, University Press of Mississippi) reflects on five issues in dealings with libraries that "have significant import for the health of university presses"


Read the article online 


Joseph Esposito: A two-part series on creating a university press today

At the Scholarly Kitchen blog, AAUP 2011 speaker Joe Esposito has posted a two-part rumination on what it would take to create a new university press today--and that maybe it wouldn't be a traditional university press.


Read Part 1 


Read Part 2


Session Recordings 

Don't forget to pre-order your copy of AAUP 2011 Conference Recordings! Order before June 5 to receive a special pre-meeting discounted price.


Details and order form online


Thursday Activities 

If you're getting in a bit early tomorrow, and not attending one of the pre-meeting workshops or special meetings, check out the recommended activities in "Come Early, Stay Late!" the Johns Hopkins University Press guide to what to do in Baltimore.

Visit Baker & Taylor at Booth #1 to learn about marketing & advertising.

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