Check out this interesting article on University Presses from Library Journal. LIbrarians weigh in with strong opinions on the topic.
Among Calls for Collaboration, a Plea to Reinvent University Presses
Sarah Gold, Publishers Weekly — Library Journal, 6/25/2009
“Business model broken Collaboration with libraries and faculty may help guarantee future Tensions remain among presses, administrators and libraries
Collaboration and cooperation were the bywords at this year’s annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses in Philadelphia, June 18-21, while a call for radical change of a “broken” business model came from the AAUP’s outgoing president, Alex Holzman,.”