University Press Week 2012Welcome to University Press Week 2012! To kick-off our first annual University Press Week and in the spirit of collaboration that pervades the university press community, 26 AAUP member presses are hosting a blog tour.

This tour will highlight the value of university presses and the contributions they make to scholarship and our society. Bloggers include authors, book review editors, university press staff members, interns, booksellers, and university press advocates, most notably Bruce J. Miller and Ned Stuckey-French, who led a successful social media campaign to save the University of Missouri Press.

Harvard University Press kicks off the tour on Monday, November 12, and it continues coast-to-coast with stops in Canada and Hawaii before ending on Friday, November 16, at Oregon State University Press. The tour comes to IU Press’s blog on Thursday, November 15, with a post by former IUP intern Nico Perrino. See a complete University Press Week blog tour schedule here, and check back to the Digital Digest each day for a complete round-up of daily posts.

In addition to the blog tour, AAUP is hosting a number of additional online features, and presses are planning many local events for University Press Week. For more information, visit www.universitypressweek.org and follow the hashtag #UPWeek on Twitter.