Updates and Highlights for Attendees








Meeting Sponsors 

Welcome to AAUP 2014
New Orleans Notices
Getting Oriented
Speak Spanish? Pick Up a Pin
Online Attendee Kit
AAUP Goes Mobile
Pre-Meeting Events
Breakfast Roundtables
Program Updates
Featured Session
Recommended Reading
Booklover's Guide to New Orleans

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.


AAUP staff are already in New Orleans setting up, so if you have any questions, please be aware that responses may be delayed.



New Orleans Notices 

Note that the weather in New Orleans in June is hot and humid with occasional thunderstorms. Pack an umbrella and a sweater for any overzealous air conditioning in meeting rooms.


Among other attractions, you may be planning on checking out the New Orleans streetcars. Our LSU friends helpfully pointed out that a portion of the St. Charles line is undergoing maintenance, with buses connecting the line between St. Charles at Napoleon and St. Charles at Erato. Find system maps here. 


And just a reminder of the sightseeing resources on the meeting website and in our June 6 newsletter.



Getting Oriented 

Pre-meeting workshops, meeting sessions, supplier exhibits, and group meals will all take place in the New Orleans Marriott.



Marriott Preservation Hall Lobby


Sunday, June 22 

11:00 AM - 7:00 PM


Monday, June 23

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

1:30 - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, June 24

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

1:30 - 5:00 PM


Speak Spanish? Pin for REUN 

Two representatives from the REUN (Red de Editoriales Nacionales, an Argentinian network of public university presses) will be in attendance at this year's meeting. If you speak Spanish and would be willing to help communicate or just chat, pick up a flag pin at the registration desk for your meeting badge to signify to our guests que hablas espaņol.

As part of the AAUP's ongoing outreach to international presses, Peter Berkery represented the AAUP at a meeting of REUN and other Latin American university presses in Argentina in early June. 



Online Attendee Kit 

As a handy reference, many of the materials in the on-site registration packet PLUS additional links to maps and guides are available on the AAUP 2014 website in the Online Attendee Kit.



AAUP Goes Mobile

The meeting program and some supporting materials will be available in a mobile version. To access scan the QR code below or follow this link.  




Pre-Meeting Events  



This workshop will take place in Studio 9 of the Marriott Preservation Hall from 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM. Registered attendees can pick up their badges from 8:00 - 9:30 AM in the Marriott Preservation Hall Lobby.




This workshop will take place in Studios 3 and 4 of the Marriott Preservation Hall from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Registered attendees can pick up their badges from 8:00 - 9:30 AM in the Marriott Preservation Hall Lobby.




This workshop be held in Studios 1 and 2 of the Marriott Preservation Hall from 1:00 - 4:30 PM. Registered attendees can pick up their badges at the main AAUP registration desk at beginning at 11:00 AM.




This workshop be held in Studio 7 of the Marriott Preservation Hall from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Registered attendees can pick up their badges at the main AAUP registration desk at beginning at 11:00 AM.




This meeting will take place from 12:30 - 4:30 PM in La Galeries 1 and 2. There is no extra charge for member press directors to attend this meeting, but you must be registered for it. 




all attendees welcome

The Business Meeting will begin at 4:30 in La Galeries 1 and 2, following the Directors Meeting. AAUP voting member presses (all Full and Associate Members) should send a representative or submit a proxy vote. Meeting materials, including proxy forms, are available online to members. After June 19, proxy votes MUST BE EMAILED to Tim Muench at tmuench@aaupnet.org.



Breakfast Roundtables

Morning people will have the opportunity to chat with colleagues at themed breakfast tables on Monday and Tuesday before sessions start. If one of the below topics is of interest to you, find the appropriately labeled table in the Acadia Ballroom on June 23 and the Bissonet Ballroom on June 24.  

App Development

Journals Staff

Managing Editors
New Press Directors

Brainstorming University Press Week

List Sharing (Marketing)
Small Press Staff



Program Updates 

What's New at Indie Bookstores is now
Building Relationships with Independent Bookstores

Tuesday, June 24

1:45 - 3:30 PM


Exhibitor prize drawings: Thomson-Shore will be offering an $100 Visa gift card. A complete list of prize offerings is posted in the Online Attendee Kit. 



Featured Session 

Help us reimagine AAUP! The Tuesday plenary itself has been reimagined as an interactive session around AAUP's new strategic plan. The AAUP board created the top levels of this plan to guide the organization in advancing scholarly publishing for all of its members. Press directors got started on this project at the 2012 directors meeting when they identified the role they wanted AAUP to play. In 2013, the directors refined their thinking and provided priorities for the new executive director, Peter Berkery. You will see the directors' handiwork front and center in this strategic plan. The articulated goals relate directly to the top goals identified by our membership during the past two directors meetings. Now it's your turn to influence AAUP's direction, by participating in this session and contributing ideas for innovative tactic to fulfill the strategic goals that have been set.

Tuesday, June 24, 10:45 AM
Facilitators: Philip Cercone, Director, McGill-Queen's University Press; Barbara Kline Pope, Director, National Academies Press;
Meredith Babb, Director, University Press of Florida

Recommended Reading   

AAUP has just published the 2014 Digital Book Publishing Survey Report.
The report will be relevant to many of the sessions and topics being covered at AAUP 2014 later this week, with information on a range of digital book publishing strategies: sales channels and distribution partners, XML workflows, various digital marketing and discovery services, metadata management and distribution, and much more.



Booklover's Guide to NOLA 

LSU Press is providing free access to the 
e-edition of The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans, 
made possible through a partnership with Livrada. Pick up your access code at the registration desk.




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