Tuesday, July 10, 2012

University Press of Kentucky Joins UK Libraries:

Interim Provost Tim Tracy recently issued the following announcement:  “Since last fall the university has been considering organizational changes that will align with our strategic priorities and improve operational efficiency and effectiveness.   As you know, one of my charges as Interim Provost is to evaluate the organizational structure of the Provost Office.   At this time, I am pleased to announce that the University Press of Kentucky (UPK) will become administratively part of UK Libraries effective July 1, 2012. 

 Both UPK and UK Libraries have made significant strides in digital scholarly publishing and the closer working relationship offers opportunities for even greater collaboration going forward that will benefit faculty, students, and researchers throughout Kentucky and the international scholarly community.”

Research libraries and university presses have merged at several universities throughout the United States.  UK Libraries welcomes our new partner in scholarly publishing and we anticipate a tremendous working relationship, especially in the area of digital scholarship.  The University Press of Kentucky is directed by Steve Wrinn who is nationally recognized for his leadership and creativity in scholarly publishing.

 You can learn more about UKP at:  http://www.kentuckypress.com/.  “The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.”

Welcome UKP!

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