The relationships between university presses and university libraries have evolved in myriad ways in recent years–some campuses keep them completely separate, some have merged, some libraries have taken on aspects of the publishing business–so it is particularly appropriate that The University of California Press posts a great article from Library Relations Manager Rachel Lee for their leg of the University Press Week Blog Tour (complete schedule here).
“So why should University Presses ‘matter’ to libraries?” asks Lee. “In a nutshell: We are on your side. Not only as a publishers of key scholarly research but as a potential partners in new and innovative scholarly publishing. We remain independent, not driven by financial return.”
Read the complete article here: http://www.ucpress.edu/blog/15335/why-university-presses-matter/.