AAUP 2010 to Convene in Salt Lake City

AAUP Moves Toward a Sustainable Future in Scholarly Publishing

NEW YORK (June 14, 2010)—The 2010 AAUP Annual Meeting convenes in Salt Lake City June 17-20, 2010. More than 500 scholarly communications professionals are expected to attend the meeting, where they will share strategies on ensuring the future sustainability of scholarly publishing.

The Annual Meeting Program Committee, chaired by Greg Britton (Getty Publications), chose “Toward a Sustainable Future” as the theme for the 2010 program. The first plenary session will address the theme as it relates to the future of scholarly communications, and others will follow suit, covering libraries in the digital future, new economic models for scholarly publishing, and the field of digital humanities. A series of connecting panels will further explore each of the plenary topics.

The three-day conference will host approximately 40 scheduled sessions. Subjects addressed by panelists cover a variety of relevant topics ranging from staffing for the digital transition to library acquisitions to the challenge of “hyperabundance.” Two specialized workshops will be held before the meeting convenes: “E-Book Publishing Strategies” and “Not Your Father’s Marketing.”

The meeting will also draw on the resources of its host state, which is home to the University of Utah Press and Utah State University Press. Librarians from both universities will share their knowledge in meeting sessions, and meeting attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Rare Book Collection and Book Arts Studio at the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah.

The program sessions will be supplemented a variety of opportunities for professional networking, both in person and online. The AAUP 2010 Program Committee’s Facebook page has been a source of lively discussion and sharing that will continue during the meeting, in addition to interaction on Twitter (#AAUP10) and the Annual Meeting Wiki.

The 2010 AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show premieres at the Salt Lake Marriot Downtown during the meeting. This annual juried show honors the design and production teams whose work furthers a long tradition of excellence in book design. After its Salt Lake debut, the show’s selected entries will travel through North America from September 2010 to May 2011.

The opening banquet will feature the presentation of the Constituency Award in honor of exemplary service to the university publishing community, followed by an address from William Germano, Dean and Professor of English Literature at The Cooper Union.

The Association of American University Presses is an organization of more than 130 non-profit scholarly publishers, dedicated to the support of creative and effective scholarly communications. Through its programs and information resources, AAUP helps its members fulfill their common commitments to scholarship, the academy, and society.

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