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Talk: New Models for Monograph Publishing
Date: 29 August 2016 
School of Modern Languages and Cultures HKU has the pleasure of inviting you to the talk:

New Models for Monograph Publishing

Michael Duckworth

29 Aug (Mon), 2016
Room 4.36, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKu
While university presses in China and elsewhere in Asia are growing, many scholarly publishers in North America are struggling to sustain their current budgetary models for monograph publication in the face of declining institutional support and library purchasing. They are looking to foundations and universities to ensure continuing robust publication of new research in humanities and social sciences, which provides vital credentialing for tenure and promotion. Presses are collaborating in new ways to develop digital infrastructure, and promoting more Open Access publications to reach a broader global audience of scholars. A number of libraries have started small presses, bringing technical expertise and different approaches to scholarly publishing, including new avenues for monographs. Recent funding initiatives also may help build a more sustainable infrastructure, enable scholars to publish in more flexible formats, and provide more platforms for bi-lingual publishing exchanges in translation and licensing.

Speaker bio:
Michael Duckworth is an independent publishing consultant based in Seattle. He served as Publisher of Hong Kong University Press from 2009-2013, and Director of University of Hawaii Press from 2013 until last spring, when he resigned to rejoin family in Seattle. He worked previously at University of Washington Press for thirteen years as an editor in Asian studies among other disciplines. He also worked as a copyeditor and reporter for the Asian Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and New York in the early 1990s.

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