2013 Meeting

Updates and Highlights for Attendees

AAUP 2013

June 20-22



 Preliminary Program


 Hotel & Travel Info




Meeting Sponsors  

In This Issue
Welcome to AAUP 2013
"Bridging Worlds"
Plenary Highlights
THATCamp Publishing

Welcome to AAUP 2013 

We are excited to send you the premier issue of our AAUP 2013 Registrants Newsletter: panels are being finalized, workshops prepared, special events planned...there's much in store for all of us this June. This newsletter will provide periodic updates, news, and tips to help you make the most of AAUP 2013. We encourage all attendees to follow the AAUP 2013 program committee on Facebook and to follow meeting news on Twitter @AAUP_AM (#aaup13).


Our Host City

Boston has been in our thoughts in recent weeks, as the city recovers from the act of terror that marred one of its most celebrated days. We will keep the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing in our thoughts as we enjoy the hospitality of this resilient city.


"Bridging Worlds" 

The AAUP 2013 program theme reflects the central role university presses play in the scholarly community. The annual conference allows all the members of our networked community to meet with each other to discuss our common challenges and unique strengths, building the bridges between our work.


Sessions that reflect our theme focus on such topics as developing strong press-library collaborations, connecting with new online education tools and MOOC systems, and exploring the international market for AAUP member publications. There's much more--we invite you to browse the preliminary program online and begin planning your schedule.



Plenary Highlights 

AAUP 2013 will feature two plenary sessions to spark conference-wide conversation.


On Friday morning, the educational program will kick-off with "Three Big Ideas in Publishing" featuring speakers Jill Lepore (professor at Harvard and staff writer at The New Yorker); Michael Schrage (author and research fellow at MIT Sloan School's Center for Digital Business); and Jacqueline Charlesworth (senior counsel to the US Register of Copyrights).


On Saturday, we have the chance to hear first-hand accounts and reflections on the Lazarus tale of the University of Missouri Press from UMP Editor-in-Chief Clair Willcox; the leaders of the "Save the University of Missouri Press" campaign Bruce J. Miller (PW Rep of the Year) and Ned Stuckey-French (professor at Florida State University); and Janese Silvey, whose reporting for the Columbia Daily Tribune shone a spotlight on the story.



THATCamp Publishing    

AAUP 2013 is proud to be a sponsor of THATCamp Publishing 2013, to be held on Wednesday, June 19, at Simmons College. The Humanities and Technology Camp is an unconference that will focus on "the practice and trajectory of scholarly communication." Publishers, scholars, librarians, technologists, archivists, students--anyone interested in the advancement of scholarly communication--are welcome to register for THATCamp Publishing (it's free!) and to propose a session. 


Joan Fragaszy Troyano, director of the PressForward project at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, is organizing the unconference, with the assistance of Bethany Fair of Simmons College.


This is a great companion to the AAUP 2013 program, and we hope THATCamp attendees will bring the unconference energy and ideas to the halls and meeting rooms of the Seaport World Trade Center.


Space is limited, so register early!



Boston Hotels  

The AAUP block at the Seaport Hotel is now full. Attendees can contact the Seaport directly to be put on a waiting list in case a room opens up. Contact the Seaport and get on the waiting list before May 22 to secure the group rate on any available rooms.  A few rooms are still available at the overflow hotel, the Renaissance Boston Waterfront, for June 20-22 (the night of June 19 has sold out).


In the event the Renaissance Boston Waterfront sells out, the AAUP 2013 website lists a number of alternate hotel options near the conference. Find links to and a map of these hotel options and the AAUP 2013 locations online. 



AAUP 2013 Grant Recipients Announced   

We'd like to extend a special welcome to the grant recipients attending AAUP 2013. The following individuals were selected from a competitive pool of very talented applicants, and congratulations are well deserved!


Whiting Diversity Grants:

Lila Marie Sanchez, Production Editor, University of New Mexico Press
Miguel Sandoval, IT Specialist and Digital Asset Manager, New York University Press


Whiting Newcomer Grants:

Rebecca Allen, Marketing Coordinator, TCU Press
Suzanne Axland, Marketing Director, University of South Carolina Press
Dianna Gilroy, Production Editor, Purdue University Press
Jason Leppig, Marketing Manager, Island Press
Alex Wolfe, Managing Editor, University of Pittsburgh Press


CrossRef Early Career Grant: Joell Smith-Borne, Managing Editor, Vanderbilt University Press


AAUP/WiSP Professional Development Grant: Allison Means, Marketing Manager, University of Iowa Press



Recommended Reading 

Get ready for Boston and "Three Big Ideas in Publishing" with the following reading suggestions:


"Two if by Sorrow: Boston and Its Losses" 

Jill Lepore, The New Yorker


"Who do you want your customer to become?" 

Michael Schrage, Harvard Business Review Blog Network 


"The Next Great Copyright Act" 

Maria Pallante, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts


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