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Purdue Libraries Enters New Open Access Publishing Partnerships

Open Access - 22 February 2021 - 4:12am
  West Lafayette, IN- Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies begins 2021 with new open access publishing partnerships with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Cambridge Press, and Public Library of Science (PLOS). Now, Purdue University authors interested in publishing their scholarship in corresponding journals can choose to retain copyright and publish their articles […]

Purdue Libraries Enters New Open Access Publishing Partnerships

News & Announcements - 22 February 2021 - 4:12am
  West Lafayette, IN- Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies begins 2021 with new open access publishing partnerships with the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Cambridge Press, and Public Library of Science (PLOS). Now, Purdue University authors interested in publishing their scholarship in corresponding journals can choose to retain copyright and publish their articles […]

Establishing the Legacy of a Pioneer of Modern Weather Forecasting: Q&A with Jonathan Martin

Purdue Press News - 22 February 2021 - 2:00am
We talked to Jonathan Martin, the author of Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science. Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science recounts the life and scientific contributions of Reginald Sutcliffe, an understudied and underappreciated pioneer of modern weather forecasting. Q: What motivated you to spend this amount of […]

Veterinary Science and Infectious Plagues: A Q&A with Norman Cheville

Purdue Press News - 19 February 2021 - 3:00am
We talked to Norman Cheville, the author of Pioneer Science and the Great Plagues: How Microbes, War, and Public Health Shaped Animal Health. Pioneer Science and the Great Plagues covers a century of progress fighting infectious diseases and plagues, illuminating the important role of veterinary research and science. Q: What was your impetus for writing […]

The Fascinating History of Plagues and Veterinary Science

Purdue Press News - 10 February 2021 - 6:03am
In one century, animal health care in North America evolved from farriers and itinerant cow leeches to science-based veterinary medicine. Pioneer Science and the Great Plagues: How Microbes, War, and Public Health Shaped Animal Health by Norman F. Cheville covers this century of progress fighting infectious diseases and plagues, illuminating the important role of veterinary […]

The Understudied and Underappreciated Pioneer Behind the Development of Modern Weather Forecasting

Purdue Press News - 10 February 2021 - 5:51am
Less than a century ago any forecast of the weather was generally considered a practical impossibility. Today’s routine availability of accurate weather forecasts represents one of the most unheralded scientific advances of the last century. Reginald Sutcliffe and the Invention of Modern Weather Systems Science by Jonathan E. Martin recounts the life and scientific contributions […]

Excerpts of Black History at Purdue University: Part 2, PURDUE AT 150

Purdue Press News - 9 February 2021 - 12:01pm
To commemorate Black History Month, Purdue University Press is featuring excerpts of notable moments in black history at Purdue.  In this post we’re featuring a few excerpts and pictures from Purdue at 150: A Visual History of Student Life by David M. Hovde, Adriana Harmeyer, Neal Harmeyer and Sammie L. Morris. A Peaceful Demonstration and […]

Featured Database: IBISWorld Industry Reports

News & Announcements - 9 February 2021 - 8:30am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring IBISWorld Industry Reports, brought to you by IBISWorld. Focus IBISWorld Industry Reports include information on over 700 US industries in the US economy at the granular level covering industry-specific […]

ACM and Purdue University Sign New ACM OPEN License

Open Access - 9 February 2021 - 7:55am
Newly Signed “Read and Publish” License Confirms Shared Commitment to Open Access New York, NY, February 9, 2021—ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, and Purdue University have entered into a new transformative Open Access (OA) “read and publish” agreement under the ACM OPEN program. The three-year agreement, which includes regional campuses, will allow for Purdue […]

ACM and Purdue University Sign New ACM OPEN License

News & Announcements - 9 February 2021 - 7:55am
Newly Signed “Read and Publish” License Confirms Shared Commitment to Open Access New York, NY, February 9, 2021—ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, and Purdue University have entered into a new transformative Open Access (OA) “read and publish” agreement under the ACM OPEN program. The three-year agreement, which includes regional campuses, will allow for Purdue […]

Excerpts of Black History at Purdue University: Part 1, EVER TRUE

Purdue Press News - 4 February 2021 - 7:28am
To commemorate Black History Month, Purdue University Press is featuring excerpts of notable moments in black history at Purdue.  In this post, we’re featuring a chapter from John Norberg’s Ever True: 150 Years of Giant Leaps at Purdue University on the desegregation of Purdue University’s Residence Halls.  African Americans Apply to Purdue Residence Halls 1944 […]

Featured Database: Mintel

News & Announcements - 26 January 2021 - 9:00am
Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring Mintel, brought to you by Mintel Group Ltd. Focus Mintel includes market research reports for Europe, the UK, and the US that cover a variety of sectors including consumer […]

Checking in with Purdue University Press Director Justin Race

Purdue Press News - 21 January 2021 - 8:28am
We talked to Purdue University Press Director Justin Race about navigating a university press though a pandemic, what the last year has taught us, and what he’s concentrating on going in to 2021. Q: What was/is it like directing a university press in the midst of a pandemic? Justin Race: Strangely, the suddenness of it […]

Books on the History of Flight

Purdue Press News - 13 January 2021 - 8:45am
Purdue University Press has a fascinating collection of books on the history of flight, from the writings of eight early women aviators to stories on the lives of notable Hoosier pilots. Read through the list below, or check out our whole series Purdue Studies in Aeronautics and Astronautics. In Their Own Words: Forgotten Women Pilots […]

Highlights from 2020: Our Year in Review

Purdue Press News - 18 December 2020 - 1:15pm
As it has the previous 59 years at Purdue University Press, the work of publishing important scholarship pressed on in 2020. This year the Press published 28 new titles by 36 unique authors and editors, as well as the countless contributors to edited collections. There were also several issues added to our subscription and open […]

Recovering the Stories of Early Women Pilots: A Q&A with Fred Erisman

Purdue Press News - 18 December 2020 - 1:13pm
We talked to Fred Erisman, the author of In Their Own Words: Forgotten Women Pilots of Early Aviation. In Their Own Words takes up the writings of eight women pilots as evidence of the ties between the growth of American aviation and the changing role of women. Q: What was your main goal in undertaking this […]

Library Accounts and Electronic Resources will be unavailable on December 27

News & Announcements - 11 December 2020 - 8:48am
There is a planned ITAP outage upgrade on December 27th which will also affect access to Libraries accounts and eResources. Any Library systems that require authentication will be unavailable during this time, some examples include: • My Library Account • Illiad (ILL) • Book Requesting • Off-campus access to electronic materials Library search will continue […]

On Many Routes: A Q&A with Annemarie Steidl

Purdue Press News - 7 December 2020 - 7:23am
We talked to Annemarie Steidl, the author of On Many Routes: Internal, European, and Transatlantic Migration in the Late Habsburg Empire. On Many Routes is about the history of human migration. With a focus on the Habsburg Empire, this innovative work presents an integrated and creative study of spatial mobilities: from short to long term, […]

Digital Humanities at the Crossroads of America

News & Announcements - 1 December 2020 - 8:29am
By: Matthew N. Hannah Over the past year or so, I’ve been engaged in a series of conversations facilitated by Indiana Humanities in Indianapolis, which brought together various digital humanities (DH) efforts around the state to discuss future possibilities for collaboration. As a result of those conversations, and under the leadership of James Connolly (Ball […]

From Momentum: Libraries Reaffirms Commitment to Resource Access

Open Access - 25 November 2020 - 10:24am
This article originally appeared in Provost Akridge’s November 2020 edition of Momentum: A Web Letter from the Office of the Provost.  Having recently announced that Purdue University and its regional campuses have entered negotiations with major for-profit academic publisher Elsevier, Libraries will prioritize broadening campus understanding of alternative means of accessing scholarly information, focusing on […]

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