The University of Michigan Press is a vital component of UM Library's Michigan Publishing, which is the primary academic publishing division of the University. In partnership with our authors and series editors, we publish in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines. We champion the Library's research and scholarly communication missions through our global digital and print publishing and distribution programs.
Together with our authors, we also play a critical role in the teaching and learning mission of the University by applying new pedagogies to the development of instructional materials that promote college success for students. To address the educational and information needs of our regional readers, the Press also produces publications on Michigan and the Great Lakes region.
The Press, with our rich history of publishing expertise, continues to lead in the development of digital scholarship and to support the dissemination of knowledge as widely and freely as possible.
Recognizing that digital tools are transforming the way in which scholars work, the University of Michigan Press is engaged in a number of initiatives designed to support the rich publication and preservation of new scholarship and electronic access to past publications.
digitalculturebooks is an imprint of the University of Michigan Press dedicated to publishing innovative work in new media studies and digital humanities. Since 2006 it has been an experimental space for the publication of open access titles sustained by the sale of ancillary print editions.
With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Press is engaged in the development of a platform designed to present monographic source materials and born digital publications using the Samvera (formerly Hydra)/Fedora infrastructure framework. In this project, University of Michigan Press is collaborating with four fellow university presses, closely linked with their parent university libraries.
HathiTrust is a digital repository and research management tool for the United States' great research libraries, focused on providing scholars in the digital age with the largest collection of electronic research material this side of Google Book Search. The University of Michigan Press Collection at HathiTrust includes hundreds of backlist titles and continues to grow through the work of the backlist rights and permissions project.
Last updated: April 2018
The University of Michigan Press is committed to making its publications and electronic media accessible to the broadest possible audience. This commitment is firmly in line with our mission statement and University of Michigan accessibility guidelines. Our current initiatives to support accessibility include:
Books with digital versions in EPUB format that have accessibility features are indicated as such on our website product pages with the text "Accessibility features" in the product’s description. See this product for an example of a title with accessibility features.
Accessibility features for EPUBs have been focused primarily on meeting accessibility standards and creating textual descriptions of images for books in our Corporealities: Discourses of Disability Series and related titles since 2016.
The University of Michigan Press endorses the SDS guidelines and is actively working to meet them.
Available Ebook reading systems vary widely in their support for accessibility features. Visit EPUB Test for accessibility support information for specific platforms, or contact us if you have a question about the best reading system for your needs.
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The Task Force meets regularly to advise on practices to create born-accessible publications. It currently is working on:
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