Updates and Highlights for Attendees







Meeting Sponsors 

Welcome to AAUP 2014
Thanks to Our Sponsors
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Featured Session: What Scholars Look For
Special Events
Featured Session: Copyright Update
Recommended Reading

Welcome to AAUP 2014

If you've just joined us, welcome! The AAUP 2014 Registrants Newsletter provides periodic updates, news, and tips to help you make the most of your time in New Orleans. You can expect notice of program changes, information about speakers, recommended readings, and much more. Read previous newsletters online.


Thanks to Our Sponsors 

The generous support of Annual Meeting Sponsors helps to make our meeting such a success each year, offsetting some costs of the meeting and allowing us to keep registration rates low. We extend our thanks to all of the following:


Thomson-Shore, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Review of Books, Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions, codeMantra, and Books International are sponsoring the receptions and breaks that are such an important part of building AAUP's collegial network.


CrossRef is underwriting the Early Career Travel Grant for AAUP 2014.


The Association of Research Libraries is funding the facilitator for the AAUP Directors Meeting and for the Open and Affordable Textbooks Workshop.

Marquis is providing the printed on-site AAUP 2014 program.


Generous meeting support is being provided by Integrated Books International, BR Printers, Jack Farrell & Associates, and John P. Pow Company.


Exhibit Hall Prize Drawings 

You could get more than an education in available services and products when you visit with 2014 AAUP Exhibitors: bring your business cards for a chance to walk away from the meeting with a tablet, e-reader, gift card, or special discounts on exhibitor services.


To enter, stop by participating exhibitor tables (in the Center and Foyer of the Marriott Preservation Hall) and drop off your business card or contact details. Only registered attendees can enter to win prizes.

Winners will be announced at the June 24 luncheon. Individuals should collect their prizes at the registration desk after lunch. If you won't be at the meeting on June 24, please designate a colleague from your company to deliver it to you. Unclaimed prizes will be shipped to the winners at the conclusion of the meeting. AAUP is not responsible for undelivered prizes.


Participating companies and prizes offered:

  • Baker & Taylor (table 11): iPad Mini
  • BookMasters (table 10): iPad Mini
  • CrossRef (table 44): iPad Mini
  • Ecological Fibers (table 5): a one-week stay at the company's two-bedroom Orlando condo (airfare and meals not included). Dates subject to availability.
  • Four Colour Print Group (table 46): $500 in prepress work (proofs or system time)
  • HF Group Book Partners
    (table 20): $300 HF Group gift certificate 
  • Integrated Books International (table 14): Nook HD
  • Manila Typesetting (table 1): Kindle
  • Marquis
    (table 9): $1,000 Marquis gift certificate 
  • McNaughton & Gunn (table 49): $50 Visa gift card
  • Nook (table 48): Nook e-reader
  • Professional Graphics (table 40): $50 Visa gift card
  • ProQuest (table 43): iPad Mini
  • Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions (table 6): iPad 2
  • University of Toronto Press (table 34): Polk Audio noise-cancelling headphones
  • Total Printing Systems (table 16): Tablet
  • Virtusales (table 13): A one-day workshop for your team and a Kindle Paperwhite


Network and Unwind 


We are always pleased to welcome first-timers to the AAUP Annual Meeting. Meet AAUP staff, board members, and professional colleagues at 5:00 PM on Sunday, June 22, in the Riverview Room. The 2014 Newcomers' Reception is sponsored by Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions.


The Opening Reception, sponsored by Thomson-Shore, will be held June 22 at 6:00 PM in the Bissonet Ballroom.



Join the staff of the Chronicle of Higher Education at a dessert reception starting at 9:00 PM on June 22 at the Musee Conti Wax Museum.



Susan Doerr (Minnesota) and Greg Britton (Johns Hopkins) are organizing the #aaup14 tweet-up to be held at 9:00 PM on June 23 at The Chart Room. Time to put faces to handles!



Special Events


The 2014 AAUP Constituency Award will be presented at the Opening Banquet. The Constituency Award is an opportunity for the association to honor staff at member presses who have demonstrated active leadership and service to both the association and the university press community.  View past winners here. 


After the Constituency Award presentation, the opening banquet speaker will be John Biguenet, Robert Hunter Distinguished University Professor at Loyola University in New Orleans, author, and playwright whose "Rising Water" cycle explores the effect of Katrina on New Orleans' people. Like many others, Biguenet's home was catastrophically flooded during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and he will speak on how the city has recovered from and changed in the wake of the storm.



The 2014 AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show premieres at the meeting in Studio 5. If most of the meeting is about talking and listening, the design show is a chance to look and feel--to browse some of the best work from AAUP member design and production departments.


Browse the list of selected titles that will be on display here. Pick up a catalog of selected entries at the show. Friesens, part of Spectrum Print Group, donated the paper, printing, binding, and delivery for the 2014 catalog, and Bookmobile donated the production of the call for entries.  


Outgoing AAUP President Philip Cercone (McGill-Queen's) will deliver his valedictory at the June 23 luncheon. Incoming President Barbara Kline Pope (National Academies) will lead an extended interactive plenary session on June 24 to help us "Reimagine AAUP" in lieu of a traditional luncheon address.



Featured Session: Copyright Update

The House Judiciary Committee is forging ahead with hearings on "Comprehensive Copyright Reform"--with an eye toward potentially major changes to the Copyright Act. The critical issues include whether the first sale doctrine should apply to digital works (thus allowing the sale of used ebooks), the scope of fair use, orphan works, mass digitization, piracy, and the import of lower-priced foreign editions into the US. The Copyright Office and Commerce Department are holding their own hearings focusing on many of the same topics. Linda Steinman, AAUP's outside counsel, will provide an update on these hearings and their impact on AAUP members. Steinman will also review the recent Second Circuit ruling in the HathiTrust case, and other copyright developments.


Monday, June 23, 10:45 AM
Speaker:  Linda Steinman, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLC



Recommended Reading   

Familiarize yourself with the recent HathiTrust ruling:
by Andrew Albanese

"HathiTrust Wins Latest Round in Battle with Authors," CHE Wired Campus
by Jennifer Howard

John Biguenet's short story "I Am Not a Jew" was featured on Selected Shorts on May 30, 2014. Listen to David Strathairn read.




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